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


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


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

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company