Adam Lewis is a Social Entrepreneur focused on ending homelessness in Portland, OR, and believes that our most urgent humanitarian, social and environmental crises need to be addressed with radical awareness, understanding and empathy.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Street Soccer USA-Portland, a nonprofit that uses the power of soccer to help Portland's homeless, immigrant and refugee, and underserved communities discover their strengths, connect to social service agencies and take positive steps forward in their lives. Under Lewis' leadership, Street Soccer in Portland has served nearly 500 people of all ages and backgrounds in seven different neighborhoods since launching in January of 2017.
As an activist and change maker, Adam has used his platform to advocate for homeless communities as a 2019 speaker at TEDxCamas.
In three years since launching Street Soccer in Portland, Adam has garnered recognition as the 2019 Portland Timbers Community MVP, the 2019 Multnomah Athletic Foundation Impact Award Winner and the Portland City Council.
Adam graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Willamette University in 2015. As a collegiate athlete, Lewis was a four-year starter in soccer, was named a Team Captain, earned All-NW Conference Honors and most recently played for FCM Portland, a national semi-finalist in the National Premier Soccer League in 2018.
In his free time, Adam enjoys live music, wheel thrown pottery and sports.