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.

Sarah Beecroft

Sarah Beecroft
Position: 
Operations Director
Relationship to Street Roots: 

Sarah came to Portland from Seattle, WA where she worked with homeless, mentally ill adults in shelters, housing programs, and as a street outreach case manager. She began volunteering with Street Roots in 2008 after her vendor introduced her to the Rose City Resource Guide and led the volunteer development team that created rosecityresource.org. Sarah is an active member of the Drupal community and advocate for open source technology.

operations (at) streetroots (dot) org

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