Amanda Turner

Amanda Turner, Grant Writer

Amanda Turner is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sports Management. During her time at the University, she spent three years involved in research with three distinguished faculty members of varying departments.

In her final year, she worked with Mark Rosentraub, Ph.D. to develop a potential Employee Sponsored Ownership Program (ESOP) to be established in Detroit and operated by citizens of the city with barriers to employment.

Amanda has a strong commitment to the cultivation of space that allows for individuals living in poverty to hope in a changed future. She spent the past two summers as a missionary in Cape Town, South Africa spending precious time within the many beautiful and loving cultures of the diverse city.

She had the privilege to experience a community, facing oppressive poverty, who lived with an “all for one mentality” where no one would go hungry as long as their neighbor had food to give.

It inspired her to dedicate her life to creating space for hope because one cannot lift the heaviest weights of their life alone.

Amanda is inspired by the vision of My Life Our Journey and the hope we are striving to create. She is humbled by the opportunity to serve as a Grant Writer.