Executive Director, Detroit
Alphonso Amos is an individual that is committed to being a champion of economic equity and committed to working for social justice, and improving the quality of life for all. Alphonso has 15 years of career experience in education, non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.
Most recently, he served as the National Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement for HBCUvc where he actively worked as a member of the senior leadership team to reimagine the innovation economy by developing the next generation of venture capital leaders in communities where entrepreneurs face barriers to accessing capital. Prior to that role, he spent almost four years as the Program Director of StreetWise Partners Michigan, launching and stabilizing the first Michigan presence of the nation’s first stand-alone essential skills workforce development mentoring organization focused on serving adults from historically denied, under-served, and under-resourced communities. In this capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing regional program administration, strategic partnerships, advocacy, and development.
Concurrently, he also has led the work of AAmos Consulting Group, his consultancy that specializes in nonprofit strategy, DEI strategy, capacity building, grant writing, program development, event management, and fundraising. He is a passionate advocate for youth and young adults, and believes strongly in the power of mentoring, volunteerism, and service.
He is the past president and current youth advisor of the Port Huron Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a National (NAACP) NextGen Fellow. Amos also served in public office as a member of the Port Huron City Council. In addition to serving in public office, he has also served on the Michigan Municipal League Energy, Environment, & Technology Policy Committee as a member. Alphonso is also a member of the People for the American Way Young Elected Officials Network and the Young Elected Officials Black Caucus. Alphonso is also an alumnus of the Young People For Social Justice Fellowship and a YP4 alumni mentor. His life mission is to be the change that he wishes to see in the world.