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CEO biography

 

Amanda (Amy) Good, CEO, Alternatives For Girls (AFG). M.S.W., 1980, and B.A.: Psychology, 1977, University of Michigan.  Ms. Good has served as Alternatives For Girls’ director since 1988. She has 32 years of experience managing and directing human services programs serving Detroit children and families, including directing a child abuse and neglect program prior to helping to launch the grassroots effort that created AFG in 1987. Under her leadership, AFG has grown from a volunteer-led project to a full-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 serves as a gubernatorial appointee on the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (2004 to the present), is a Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit board member, as well as a member of the International Women’s Forum of Michigan. Her numerous awards include Oprah Winfrey’s “Use Your Life” award (accompanied by $100,000 for AFG’s capital campaign), the United Way Community Services “Executive Director of the Year” award, Leadership Detroit’s “Leadership Challenge” award, and the National Council of Jewish Women Josephine S. Weiner Award for Community Service. She was awarded the University of Michigan School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award in October, 2014. Ms. Good and her husband raised their two children—now both college students and both dedicated community volunteers and activists throughout most of their lives—and continue to live, in their Detroit home.


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