Growing Hope’s visionary founder, Amanda Maria Edmonds, is retiring at the end of 2017 after 15 years as Executive Director. Her creativity, commitment to change, and leadership have allowed Growing Hope to have an incredible impact on Ypsilanti and the surrounding communities. An Executive Leadership Team is in place to ensure continuity in programming and management while the board begins the search for a new ED in 2018.

The board has established a Founder’s Fund to honor Amanda’s legacy. Please consider donating to ensure healthy food access for all! Donate to the Founder’s Fund

Read Amanda’s reflections on 15 years here: Amanda’s Retirement Letter