Humanities Amped is excited to announce that we are searching for an Executive Director to nurture our organization’s growth into the future.
Dr. Anna West, who co-founded Humanities Amped in 2014, plans to step down from her role as Executive Director in February 2023 so that she may return to her passions as an educator and writer. She explains her perspective on the transition:
“I am amazed at how the journey we set out on in a single classroom nine years ago has connected to so many people’s desire to create critically engaging, humanized learning communities. What started as a small project has grown into a full fledged organization with multiple programs. We have been holding so much abundance and learning. Personally, I am looking forward to having some space to reflect, write, and amplify our mission as an advocate. I hope that our next Executive Director can bring new energy, skillfulness and determination to steward our growth to the next level.”
The Humanities Amped Board of Directors has embarked on a strategic planning process to define our goals and crystalize what we need from our next Executive Director. We are asking for your help in spreading the word to potential applicants. See the Call for Applications below.
Board President, Dr. Alex Torres encourages community support: “The Board of Directors is excited to find, welcome, and support Amped’s new leader. We are hopeful that Humanities Amped’s powerful mission will resonate with applicants, and we invite the community to share the job call far and wide.”
As we look ahead to this leadership transition, we are excited to share that we are moving full steam ahead in a robust partnership with Tara High School. Classroom-based programming has been rolling out in phases, including the Adelante Initiative to provide classroom support for English language learners as well as Amped classroom residencies in which HA staff provide development and hands-on support in ELA, ESL, and Freshman Seminar classes. Amped Studio, an arts-based civic engagement afterschool program, begins next Wednesday, October 12th. If you know a Tara High School student, please invite them to apply at the link below. We are so thankful for the welcoming environment we’ve found at Tara High School. Together, we are working to transform outcomes for young people and our community.
As always, the Amped mission only moves when our community shows up. If you are able, become a donor at any level to help us to move the work forward!
The Humanities Amped Team