Amanda Friese

Over the last six years, Amanda has worked directly with young people facilitating anti-violence and sexual health programming across the state of Colorado. Since returning to Oregon she continued her work in social service coordinating a community initiative to end youth homelessness in Eugene. During that time, she had the opportunity to flex her administrative and coordinating muscles, while also helping to get the word out about the initiative and build strong relationships with community partners. Her experience and passion for education and collective impact has shown her the importance of listening to and lifting up the voices that aren’t typically heard.

What’s your biggest hope for Multnomah County kids?
“I want all Multnomah County kids and their families to feel connected to and valued by the community.”

Ask Amanda about: ELM meetings and events, connecting with someone on the ELM team, Kindergarten Sign Up Campaign, Literacy Kits, hiking with her dog, and which craft project she is currently working on.