Amber Umscheid joined Michigan Community Resources as an intern in 2016 and has since been promoted to Program Manager. Amber manages Office Hours, a program that offers free one-hour consultation to community groups and nonprofits across Detroit to discuss a variety of organizational needs and concerns. In addition, Amber provides technical assistance and capacity building to Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit (KIP:D) grantees.
Prior to MCR, Amber was a Michigan Voice Urban Policy Institute Fellow, where she learned how to inform and empower community groups to create change through their local and state governments. Amber has been involved with several nonprofit groups in Wayne and Oakland Counties with focuses on youth and mental health. Her passions are in advocacy, social justice, and arts and crafts. She holds a Master of Social Work in Leadership and Policy from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Michigan University.