Amber Coleman-Mortley is the Director of Social Engagement at iCivics. Her work includes elevating diverse voices in the field of civics, leading the Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship, and activating the iCivics Educator Network. Prior to joining iCivics, Amber was a decorated tri-varsity college athlete who took her passion for teamwork into her nine years as a P.E./Health teacher and varsity head coach at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. in African American Studies from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Communications from American University in Media Entrepreneurship.
Amber was featured in a New York Times Video during the inaugural Women’s March with her mother and daughters. She was featured or quoted in the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and Smithsonian Magazine. Amber is an NBC Parent Toolkit Expert and blogs and tweets at MomOfAllCapes. She believes paying it forward is not only good for the soul but essential to sustainable communities.
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