Program Officer, Career Readiness
Amber Angel oversees a portfolio of grants focused on single mother student success, holistic student supports, and reengagement campaigns for adult learners. Amber is passionate about student parent success and is an advocate for higher education support initiatives for all underserved students. As an adjunct instructor at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), she teaches 21st Century Employability Skills courses. Prior to ECMC Foundation, Amber served as a program manager at LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) where she managed on-and-off campus partnerships and streamlined academic, workforce, career and technical education, and childcare resources for students. She served four years as a student parent advisor for Ascend at the Aspen Institute and presented nationally on two-generation models of student success, including speaking at the United States Department of Education Summit.
Amber has over nine years of experience working in higher education and managing public and private grants. Amber’s story of overcoming higher education obstacles, as a student parent herself, was featured on PBS NewsHour Weekend. Amber holds a BS in Family Studies from California State University, Northridge.