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.

Dan Jones

Position: 
Vice Chair
Relationship to Street Roots: 

Dan is an Account Director for Portland-based digital agency AKQA. Dan is originally from Bristol, England but moved to Portland in 2013 after several years in London. A graduate in Politics and Philosophy from Cardiff University, Dan looked destined for a career in journalsm after stints at the Guardian newspaper as well as editing various industry magazines before taking the opportunity to work at AKQA.

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