CCR Program Strategy Manager for MPS
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Amanda (she/her) has several years of experience supporting students with their education and career goals. Prior to coming to Achieve, she had the honor of working with young people in Seattle who had left high school, assisting them in re-engaging in their education.

For her first six years at Achieve, she worked directly with students as a career and college readiness (CCR) coordinator at Roosevelt High School. She now serves as program strategy manager for our work in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and also directs our work in MPS Contract Alternative Schools.

Building strong, supportive relationships is at the heart of Amanda’s work. She believes in the power of our young people, loves to find ways to connect and engage them in being leaders in our communities and feels strongly that all work with youth should be centered with a social justice lens.

Amanda has a master's degree in social work from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.