The Exchange is the only street newspaper in Louisiana. The paper is created for the local New Orleans community. Through independent, original writing, The Exchange aims to raise awareness and challenge misconceptions concerning poverty and the poor in our city. Read more about The Exchange’s editorial mission, philosophy, and goals.
UpStart, our vendor program, provides immediate employment for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. Vendors, by distributing The Exchange to the Greater New Orleans community, have the opportunity to take control of their financial futures. UpStart curious? Read more about UpStart's methods and benefits.
Between the Lines is a literacy and writing program offered in a supportive and dynamic environment. Our writing workshops invite homeless individuals to share their ideas, experiences and perspectives. Between the Lines allows participants to publish stories in The Exchange and to improve basic communication skills. Read more about Between the Lines' goals and opportunities.