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

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