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.

Kayla Jones

Kayla Jones
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Relationship to Street Roots: 
Kayla Jones joined Street Roots as the administrative assistant in September of 2018. She grew up in Warm Springs, Oregon as a part of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. One day she aspires to open up her own non-profit to help indigenous peoples experiencing addictions and homelessness. On her spare time she enjoys being out in nature, writing poetry, and meditating. kayla (at) streetroots (dot) org

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard