Amanda Good

Member

Contact Phone: 313-361-4000

Mailing Address: Juvenile Justice Programs 235 S. Grand Ave, Ste. 1315 Lansing, MI 48933

Amanda (Amy) L. Good  serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Alternatives For Girls (AFG), serving as its top executive since 1988. A Detroit resident since 1982, she has more than 25 years experience managing and directing human services programs serving children and families in Detroit.  She directed a child abuse and neglect program just prior to helping to launch the grassroots effort that created AFG in 1987.

Under her leadership, Alternatives For Girls has grown from a volunteer-led project to a full-service human service agency serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women, along with their families, through street outreach, emergency shelter, transition to independent living, and prevention services. Ms. Good’s article,  Alternatives For Girls: A Community Development Model for Homeless and High-Risk Girls and Young Women, was published in the May/June 1992 issue of Children & Youth Services Review.  

She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and an master's of social work, both from the University of Michigan.

She has received numerous awards. Among them: Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award; Leadership Detroit’s Leadership Challenge Award; Women’s Action for New Directions Mother’s Peace Day Award; United Way Community Services Executive Director of the Year Award; and the National Council of Jewish Women Josephine S. Weiner Award for Community Service.

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