A crash-course in life skills | December 19, 2007 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

News - December 19, 2007

A crash-course in life skills

Downtown Streets Team: cleaning streets, rebuilding lives

by Alex Papoulias

After a stroke left him wheelchair-bound, George Tyson made his living panhandling around Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto. But his life changed dramatically the day he met a volunteer with the Downtown Streets Team who encouraged Tyson to start attending the group's Thursday meetings.

This story contains 697 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Editorial Intern Alex Papoulias can be e-mailed at apapoulias@paweekly.com

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields