MPS Program Strategy Manager
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Amanda (she/her) brings several years of experience supporting students with their education and career goals to her work at Achieve Twin Cities. Prior to working for 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 six years she worked directly with students as a CCC coordinator at Roosevelt High School, and 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 the centerpiece 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.  She is excited to bring her many years of direct service experience to our work in our MPS Career & College Centers. 

Amanda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in psychology and social welfare and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington in Seattle.