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
Position: 
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.

Contact: 
scott (at) streetroots (dot) org

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots advocates for those folks who don’t have a voice and you and your team work diligently, and with great humanity, humility and grace to bring those stories center stage for food, housing, healthcare and social justice. Portland is lucky to have an organization like Street Roots to help us understand the complexities of homelessness, politics and the community.

- Tamara Pedrojetti, Community Relations Manager and SafeLink Program Manager, CareOregon