Amanda Brockman serves as Senior Director for The Cradle to Career Partnership, a collective impact initiative anchored at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Amanda has 13 years of management experience in the non-profit sector, specifically with youth-serving organizations. Prior to her role with C2C, she directed United Way’s Youth Development Coalition working to build a network of high quality, supportive out-school time programs where she led the development and implementation of a county-wide quality improvement intervention system with more than 40 programs.
Before moving to Tucson she served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa providing curriculum instruction and professional development for teachers at a school for students with special needs. Prior to her stint overseas, she coordinated therapeutic recreation programs at a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed boys just outside of New York City where she learned firsthand what happens to children and youth when community and family systems breakdown.
In 2010, Amanda was named one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 by the Arizona Daily Star. She received a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Public Administration from The University of Arizona.