On any given day, there are a bunch of hardworking entrepreneurial folks doing their best to build a new life. Only they’re not in offices or coworking spaces. They’re not building storefronts or crafting products. They’re Street Roots vendors. And they’re braving the elements to bring you journalism that addresses poverty and houselessness.
Often, the most effective forms of education come not as rote pedagogy but in forms that allow us to engage with the learning at an emotional level. And sometimes, that can be as simple as allowing us to experience something from a different perspective. And that’s exactly what the Portland-developed online game Can you solve it? does with the issue of homelessness. Read More
At the beginning of the year, local startup founders announced the formation of the Portland Independent Chamber of Commerce (PICOC), a collection of folks harnessing their collective energy to raise the visibility of issues affecting our community. On March 14, they’ll be gathering to do just that as they join with Street Roots and Welcome Home Coalition to host a discussion about homelessness. And you’re invited. Read More