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R. Amanda Brown
New York NY
Amanda Brown is a community organizer with over ten years' experience in non-profit development and community engagement. She has demonstrated great strength in synthesizing information, understanding the complexity of urban planning and community impact, and insuring the planning process is participatory and well informed. She has developed outreach strategies for top business programs and partners through The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Diversity Pipeline Alliance, including National Black MBA Association, Junior Achievement, NYC Parks, The Gates Foundation, Deloitte, Abercrombie and others.
Past service appointments include the Interdependence Forum, a network of Citizens without Borders who promote new forms of constructive civic interdependence to solve the multiple cross-border challenges; Generational Alliance, a collaboration of 17 national youth organizations building collective power for underrepresented & low-income communities; Manhattan Borough President's Office Selection Committee for community grants in New York City. Prior to her current position, Amanda was recruited by Harry Belafonte's The Gathering for Justice to conduct a community assessment for Chicago Public Turnaround Schools in response to student violence and school disengagement, which resulted in improved school-resident communications and increased community employment.
Amanda presently serves as Director of Community Engagement at NYRP, and the Director/Executive Producer of Black Heirlooms, now available for free download on Vimeo and YouTube.