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Afterschool Ambassadors

The Afterschool Alliance's Afterschool Ambassador program identifies afterschool providers and advocates of special achievement and helps them raise their voices in support of afterschool.

Selected from some of most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children. The Alliance selects 12 to 20 Ambassadors from around the country each year, and then provides training, technical support, and modest funding for their Ambassadorial activities throughout the school year. Those activities include: coordinating a major Lights On Afterschool community event; working in concert with other local providers, advocates and business and community leaders to promote afterschool; reaching out to policy makers and the media on afterschool issues; and more.

The 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassadors are listed below. To see previous years' participants, see our Ambassador Emeritus page.  Ambassadors are chosen by application in the spring. For information on how to apply to become an Ambassador, contact the Afterschool Alliance, or call (202) 347-2030.

Wendy Broderick
YMCA of Columbia
1612 Marion Street
Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-7159
wendybroderick@columbiaymca.org =

TERRI CAMPBELL
437 West 11th Street
Juneau, AK 99801
907-957-6105
Tfcampbell1985@gmail.com

ERIKA EATMON
BREAD Center
P.O. Box 310665
Birmingham, AL 35231
205-796-0550
breadee@bellsouth.net

MIGUEL GARCIA
Fort Worth After School
2901 Shotts Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-871-3192
Miguel.Garcia24@fwisd.org

OMARI McCLEARY
Good Shepherd Services
692 Blake Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
917-755-6193
omari_mccleary@goodshepherds.org

ELIZABETH McGLYNN
Girls on the Run of Montgomery County
12320 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-3801
Elizabeth@girlsontherunofmoco.org

CYNDI NGUYEN
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training
13435 Granville Street
New Orleans, LA 70129
504-255-1412
cyndi@vietno.org

MarĂ­a ORTIZ
Poudre School District
2540 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970-566-2618
mpfalmer@psdschools.org

TAMMIE SHAW
21810 W Watt Road
Cheney, WA 99004
509-847-3423
Tammieshaw23@gmail.com

PAMELA WATKINS
YMCA of Greater Kansas City
8205 W. 108 Terrace
#120
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-747-6194
pamwatkins@kansascityymca.org

GWYNETTE WILLIAMS
Collective for Youth
105 North 31st Ave
Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68131
402-932-2025, x 1002
gwilliams@collectiveforyouth.org

RENNELL WOODS
At-Risk American Male Education Network
3100 Prairie Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72404
870-802-4302
rennellwoods@yahoo.com