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.

Emily Green

Senior Staff Reporter
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Emily Green joined Street Roots as a volunteer and freelance writer in February 2014, and she was hired as its first, full-time reporter 10 months later. Emily's articles have won numerous awards, including seven awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for long-form feature writing and for reporting on the environment and crime and justice. Her work has appeared in street papers spanning the globe, including in Greece, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Canada, Japan and across the United States.

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a focus on news/editorial from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. Locally, her articles have also appeared in Willamette Week and Portland Tribune.

Contact:, 503-967-5096, @GreenWrites on Twitter

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker