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.

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson
Vendor Program Assistant
Relationship to Street Roots: 

Scott grew up in the Seattle area and attended Seattle Pacific University where he studied Global Development. He is excited to be at Street Roots after serving his second year of service as a Jesuit Volunteer (JV) with the organization. He spent his first year as a JV with JOIN leading immersion experience and offering hospitality in a day space. He is passionate about ending homelessness and creating a community where all are welcome and can afford to live.  In his free time you may find him running, hiking, biking, reading, taking photos or attempting to start a garden. He is quickly falling in love with Portland, but Seattle is still closest to his heart.

scott (at) streetroots (dot) org

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