For years, Kahlil Nottingham washed windows for tips.Squeegeeing was a means for Nottingham, 19, to earn money, take care of himself and develop independence, he said. He’d started washing windows in 2017, after spending a night in a juvenile detention holding cell for trying to steal a woman’s purse. He decided to try making money a different way — first, by selling water bottles, then by squeegeeing. With an income, he’d be able to buy things he wanted on his own, without having to ask a parent for help.
With job training and accountability, a program helping squeegee workers is succeeding
August 4, 2023