Heart & Hand is committed to celebrating the beauty, diversity and strengths of our community. We are proud to introduce Amy Bryant, Program Leader at Columbine Elementary.
What is your favorite part of working at Heart & Hand?
My favorite part of working with Heart and Hand is the relationships I build with the children in our program. It's an honor to bear witness to their growth, resilience, and watching them have new experiences.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I don't get a lot of free time in between going to school for my social work degree and running 2 businesses. When I do have time, I enjoy having picnics in parks, going to art museums and concerts, and hiking. Camping is something that is something I have been trying to make more time to slow down and enjoy nature.
In honor of Women's History Month, who is a woman you look up to and why?
I admire Shirley Chisholm. My group during program was excited to learn more about her for Black History Month and this in part informed my choice-watching the kids (especially the girls!) get excited and feel represented was inspiring. Not only was she the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, she also was the first black candidate for the presidency. The issues she spoke about are still relevant today-income equity, gender and racial equity, and ensuring children have quality education and childcare.
This post is part of a new Our Community series that celebrates the individuals whose work empowers Heart & Hand students each day.