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
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.
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