Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Our People

Staff

Kaia Sand, Street Roots Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Editor
Development Director
Desmond Hardison
Canvasser
DeVon Pouncey
Vendor Program Coordinator
Senior Staff Reporter
Kayla Jones
Administrative Assistant
Monica Kwasnik
Editorial Producer
Nina Lee, Development Assistant
Development Assistant

Board

Rachel Langford
Board Chair
Alison Hallett
Secretary
Heather Stadick
Treasurer
Board Member
Nels Johnson
Board Member
Sandra Hahn
Board Member

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition