Ambassador Events

Amachi Ambassadors Youth Organizing & Leadership

All events listed on this page are for current and prospective Amachi Ambassador program participants only, unless stated otherwise. Thank you!

Ambassador Saturday Calendar – 2017

PAST EVENTS

2017

June 25: Senior Celebration & Reception
    Ambassador & Mentee Graduates: Jahonna, Tiger, Ronnea, Na’taya, Teiara, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Imoni, Dyllon & Kendall

    June 21: Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System – Harrisburg, PA
      Ambassador Attendees: Tiger & Ronnea
    More info HERE.

    May 23: Sizemore Youth Conference – Duquesne University
      Ambassador Participant and Youth Facilitator: Laniya

      May 20: Amachi Madness
        Ambassador Participants: Ginnie, Racheena, Ronnea, Todd, Tiger, Imoni, A’ona & Lamarr

        May 1-5: Welcome Week Recruitment Events

        2016

        November 19: Ambassador Recruitment Event

        November 12: MESS Summit
          Ambassador Participant and Presenter: Jahonna

          September 24: Women’s Walk for Peace
            Ambassador Participant: Jahonna

            July 28: ZTAC Public Hearing in Harrisburg, PA
              Ambassador testimonials: Na’taya & Iyonna

              July 27: Steeltown Film Day
                Ambassador Participants: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Lamarr, Todd & Tiger

                June 28-29: National COIP Listening Session – Washington, D.C.
                  Ambassador Participant: Kristen
                    For some of the youth stories from the Listening Session, click HERE.

                    June 25-26: Ambassador Retreat
                      Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Tiger, Racheena, Ginnie, Jack, Na’taya, Michael, Myeir, Ty’ki & Khalil

                      April 14: American Academy of Pediatrics – Health Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children
                        Ambassador Speaker: Jahonna & family

                        February 27: VOICES Focus Group with The Pittsburgh Foundation & Clayton Academy
                          Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Lamarr, Tiger, Racheena, Drea & Jack

                          Amachi.Clayton_JuvenileJusticeFocusGroup2.27.16 February 27: No More! Project Performance
                            Ambassador Attendees: Ronnea, Teiara, Racheena, Ginnie, Ranaija, Myeir & Michael

                            January 23: 18th Annual Summit Against Racism
                              Ambassador Workshop Presenters: Teiara & Na’taya

                              2015

                              November 5: National Conference on Higher Education in Prison Community Kickoff featuring a public debate with Amachi Ambassadors and Jasiri X!
                                Ambassador Debate Team: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Ginnie & Tiger

                                November 7: Media Empowerment Student Summit (MESS)

                                October 2-3: Sign-making Day and African American Heritage Day Parade
                                  Ambassador Sign-Makers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Racheena & Tiger
                                Ambassador Marchers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Khalil, Iyonna, Jahonna, Laniya & Imoni

                                August 15: Kennywood

                                  August 4 & 5: FREE HER Justice Advocacy Conference – Boston, Massachusetts
                                    Ambassador Attendee: Racheena

                                    July 9-12: Free Minds, Free People Conference – Oakland, California
                                      Ambassador Speakers: Ronnea & D’Angelo
                                        Ambassador Attendees: Ginnie & Myeir

                                        June 12-14: Ambassadors Retreat – Family Retreat Center

                                        May 30: Canvassing Day – Southside

                                        April 24-26: Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Conference – Napa Valley, California
                                          Ambassador Speaker: Tiger

                                          April 4: Romp n’ Roll Recruitment Event

                                          2014

                                          January 11: Reading Extravaganza!
                                        Amachi Ambassadors teamed up with Reading Warriors to plan a Reading Extravaganza to promote literacy among children and to get them excited about reading books! The event was highlighted in The Bulletin. A Publication of The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation. Check it out on page 12!  

                                        April 24: Future Focus
                                      Ambassador D’Angelo co-faciliatated a youth leadership workshop with youth from Higher Achievement!  

                                      September 13: Play by the Fire Recruitment Event
                                    Our Amachi Ambassadors has a great time at Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Play by the Fire event, making screenprints and buttons and eating s’mores!

                                    2013

                                    August 5: Annual NOBLE Conference
                                  Executive Director, Anna Hollis, and Amachi Ambassador and mentee, D’Angelo, spoke at a mentoring workshop during the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) conference. We are extremely proud of D’Angelo, who eloquently shared his personal story and spoke about his positive experience with mentoring.