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.

John Brown

John Brown
Position: 
Board Member
Relationship to Street Roots: 

John is a vendor in SW Portland at the Food Front Food Cooperative. He was named Vendor of the Year in 2015. A native of Michigan, John is a sports and theater fan.

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