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

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

Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition