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.

DeVon Pouncey

DeVon Pouncey
Position: 
Vendor Program Manager
Relationship to Street Roots: 
DeVon began his position as the Vendor Coordinator in July of 2018, and became the Vendor Program Manager in March of 2019. Before becoming a program coordinator, DeVon started his journey with Street Roots as a staff writer with an interest in covering the intersectionality of sports and politics. He has a Bachelor of Arts in General Media from Pacific University. His main interests are family, sports and food.
Contact: 
Devon (at) streetroots (dot) org

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