Amy Downing has more than 18 years of higher education and workforce and program development experience, including working directly with low-income, first-generation students. For nearly a decade, Amy worked at a non-profit helping low-income, single parents enter the workforce.
She graduated in 2000 with a BA in psychology. After four years of college as a single parent, she uniquely understands the struggles of juggling children, work, and school.
After earning her Master’s Degree in education in 2010, she taught developmental English at the Community College of Denver where she saw many students struggling with basic literacy skills. This experience showed Amy how basic skills deficits can greatly impact success and the ability secure better employment. Amy excels in positive, proactive problem solving and believes in the transformative power of education and training to tackle the income inequity struggle.