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.

Alison Hallett

Alison Hallett
Position: 
Board Member
Relationship to Street Roots: 
Before transitioning to the nonprofit world, Alison spent a decade working in journalism as a writer and editor, including a five-year stint as Arts Editor of the Portland Mercury. She's currently the Director of Marketing & Community Engagement at Portland's Hollywood Theatre.

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard