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
Vendor Program Staff
Andrew Hogan, Street Roots' Development Director
Development Director
Caelin Miltko
JV Americorps Volunteer
Cole Merkel
Vendor Program Director
Desmond Hardison
Emily Green
Senior Staff Reporter
Director Emeritus
BSW Intern
Monica Kwasnik
Editorial Producer
Nina Lee, Street Roast Outreach Coordinator
Street Roast Outreach Coordinator
Rosemary Wilson
Development Assistant
Sarah Beecroft
Operations Director
Scott Jackson
Vendor Program Coordinator


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

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots helps people reach their individual potential while giving them the sense of belonging and personal self worth.  What a gift this organization is to our community.

- Mary Edmeades, Vice President, Albina Community Bank