Amanda Bonds


IMG 5510 copy smallAmanda Bonds currently serves as the Early and Community Literacy Programs Manager at Words Alive – a local literacy non-profit where she manages the agency’s Community Reading Initiatives and an integrated series of programs targeting children and families. Bonds also represents Words Alive on the San Diego Council on Literacy, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice-Chair of Affiliate Programs.


Bonds began her work in the nonprofit sector in 2005 as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Keeping Austin Housed Coalition, providing advocacy and case management to Spanish speaking, homeless immigrant families in her native state of Texas.

Prior to joining Words Alive, she earned her Master's degree in Literature from the University of California, San Diego while teaching in the Making of the Modern World writing program.

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