fefbc759-b5b3-428e-8660-846505b4ecd7_zps23c47a64Hello! My name is Ami Maceira-McSparin and I live in Portland, Oregon with my two Boston Terriers. I was born and raised in California and love living in the Pacific Northwest. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Social Work and will graduate with my Masters in Social Work in June 2016.

My experience in social services include working with adults and youth at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness, adults and youth experiencing mental illness or with developmental disabilities, low-income families, and first generation college bound students.

My professional capacities are case management,  group facilitation, one on one mentoring, successfully locating and accessing community resources, providing culturally specific services, grant writing, resume building, academic tutoring, fundraising, teaching others self-empowerment, and community building.

My passion is aimed toward community building and leadership with a focus on creating equitable opportunities for all.

To view my Linked In click here: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ami-maceira-mcsparin/15/12b/3b2/en