Martin Endeavors!!!

I am a social change writer, photographer, advocate, entreprenuer and speaker based in Washington, DC.

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Pitch


Pitch Pitch Pitch
Would your group benefit from an expert speaker on homelessness?
Try Ken Martin!

Why Ken?
  • Washington DC native with multi-faceted perspective on the subject developed through years of experience! 
  • A man of integrity willing to tailor his presentation to suit the needs of your group.
  • It is difficult to find a willing speaker that is equally knowledgeable/qualified and credible! 

Related Work History:
  • VISTA Volunteer                                       Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Community Improvement Corporation           Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • DC Coalition For The Homeless                                             Shelter Manager
  • Associated Catholic Charities              Transitional Counselor/Program Administrator
  • Martin Real Estate Services                              Business/Property Manager
  • Mortgage America/DC                                   Marketing /Business Manager 
 
Related Life Experiences:

Recovering alcoholic.
Former homeless college student.
Displaced by fire
One-time simultaneous owner of four homes relegated to homelessness
Has Hidden Disabilities and has same in parental experience. Over 80% of homeless have hidden disabilities.
Couch-surfer, Park Dweller, Airport Tenant, [even stayed overnight in warming station (under threat of arrest)]
(Former) Street Sense Vendor
Advocate, Writer, Forum Planner/Panelist, and Exhibited Photographer. 


Street Sense Highlights:
Photographed Living Legend Congressman John Lewis, D-GA
https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/behind-the-story-meeting-a-superhero/#.XDPHHM1G01k

Interviewed former Senator Al Franken, D-MN
https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/a-conversation-with-senator-al-franken/#.XDPOVc1G01k
This one got me in the Smithsonian!
https://www.streetsensemedia.org/article/summer-2017-at-street-sense/#.XDPQhc1G01k

Participated with the Interactive Art Bus Project. 
https://vimeo.com/128988622

Contributor to National Presbyterian School Service Project
After hearing my spoken word "Can you see me?" and being "skooled" on Rap by Street Sense Vendor/Artist Marcellus Phillips this happened:

https://vimeo.com/305529522

For more information or to discuss projects, please email Ken at contactus@martinendeavours.com 

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Podcast/Jazz Moments


Articles


April 2015 Developmental Disability Month: My Daughter -  as printed in Street Sense

April 2015 Developmental Disability Month: My Daughter - as printed in Street Sense

One disability not only hidden but most frequently overlooked is Selective Mutism.

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You’re Not Smarter Than A Fifth Grader

You’re Not Smarter Than A Fifth Grader

I believe the children are the future.... I know We're not smarter than them. I only hope to remain wiser.

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Proud Moment!       As originally printed in Street Sense

Proud Moment! As originally printed in Street Sense

More than just an historic moment for me, This marked the first time a Street Paper was posted on The Newseum Wall!

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Barriers /Ken Martin

Barriers /Ken Martin

As originally printed in Street Sense.

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My Moments for the Jazz Masters*

My Moments for the Jazz Masters*

"A life without a soundtrack is not a life worth living!" ~~Ken Martin

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The Intersection of Art, Poverty, Activism as printed in Street Sense

The Intersection of Art, Poverty, Activism as printed in Street Sense

A discussion of Mixed Media and how it can be used to elevate the image of the homeless while generating resources to create positive domestic outcomes.

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In The News

Articles to which I've contributed

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Poet/Scribe



The Dawn

It's the dawn of a new day.
The start of a new year.
The beginning of the best of my life.
I awaken bright and early,
energized and renewed.

Mindful of the unlimited potential for growth in this developing period in my life,
The Creator has provided me wisdom, freedom, strength
and the courage to pursue great feats of accomplishment.
I merely need to be thoughtful in setting my goals, pure in my intent, and
calm as I include others in my plan for they have their agendas and process.

Provided I do these things I will attain my goals, be cheerful, peaceful, calm
and
Breathe a sigh of relief as I achieve euphoria.
Poet/Scribe

Testimonials


Call To Action


Call To Action
I dare to dream and dare to pursue.
My mission is to leave this place a little better than we found it.
Join me please in that quest.

Explore the work in progress that is  "Brims" (www.brims4you.com). 
See what I am building.
Visit Gofundme (updating...)
Help me create a voice for those who are voiceless.

For more information or to discuss projects, please contact Ken at contactus@martinendeavours.com

Invisible Individual


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Amazing Promos With Beautiful Backgrounds

Various promo pages that will allow you to break between sections in your website.