Amber Ford- CCS Volunteer
Amber is currently an M.A. candidate at the University of Colorado Denver in the childhood education program. She is also currently employed in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as an EOP Coach. She is fluent in Spanish, French and English.
Amber has an extensive background working with and mentoring diverse populations of youth. She was an active participant in the Friends First STARS peer-mentoring program for three years and she was on the youth staff at the STARS National Conference. In 2011, she also participated in a foreign exchange program, which sent American students to three different regions in Kenya, Africa for three and a half weeks. She was recipient of the Exceptional Quality Award and the Renaissance Woman Award in 2012.
Amber has worked as a summer bridge coach at UC Denver to assist students with navigating financial systems and pertinent resources on campus, as well as organizing campus activities. In addition, she worked as a self-employed tutor, and developed an independent study project with a group of UC Denver students and professors to create a series of short plays to perform to Spanish-speaking children and their families about the fundamentals of healthy diets, oral hygiene, and immunization using hand puppets. As such, she is well adept at communicating meaningful information in a fun and informative way to diverse groups.
As a CCS volunteer, she has assisted with writing and editing proposals, developing curriculum for our Passion Projects, helping with presentations, and doing outreach within the Latino community.
- M.A., Childhood Education Program, University of Colorado Denver; Anticipated Graduation: May 2018
- B.A., Spanish; University of Colorado Denver; May 2016
- PLACE Colorado Elementary Content Test; 2016
- International Baccalaureate Diploma, Cherokee Trail High School, Aurora, Colorado; May 2012