Artist Mentorship Program (AMP)

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The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) supports youth navigating the trauma of homelessness by creating community, relationships, and music and arts mentorships so that esteem is enhanced, confidence is fortified, and pathways out of homelessness are built.

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AMP provides vital tools to help youth navigate trauma and homelessness through art and music education, mentorship, and a supportive community. Our services foster resilience, confidence, and healing, positively impacting Portland's future by empowering its most vulnerable youth to break free from homelessness.


“As an advocate for youth navigating homelessness I believe that the work AMP does makes a huge impact in the lives of youth in Portland” -Imani Calhoun-Riley 

“As a first-generation college graduate and indigenous immigrant myself, I know that the work AMP does in the community has made and will continue to make a huge impact on the youth they come across in Multnomah County and Washington County regardless of the language barriers and cultural identities.”- Caty Lucas

“As an advocate for first generation college students, I believe that the work AMP does makes a huge impact in the lives of youth in Portland. Having partnered with AMP to create scholarship programs for first generation college students to study art has been an amazing opportunity and I will continue to lend my support, advocacy and leadership to this amazing organization.” - Geof Garner

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) recognizes the systemic oppression of youth experiencing homelessness and works to engage all voices to create a diverse and inclusive environment in which youth can thrive.  AMP is committed to pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion for all people regardless of gender identity, racial identity, Indigenous status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and religion in all policies and practices. AMP’s commitment to this constantly evolving awareness will be held at the forefront of our organizational decisions.


Donors who join the AMPLIFIER monthly giving program or contribute $100 and up will receive a custom silk screen piece of art from AMP students. Oh, and yeah, the art is amazing…… 


Wonderland Tattoo, Wickerwoodwork and Black Rabbit Service Co have been advocates for music and arts education for youth experiencing homelessness.  

We are also thrilled to be supported by large collection of community partners such as Grassa, Lardo, American Dream Pizza, Shake Shack, Music Millennium, and many more. 

PassinArt- PassinArt is an African American producing theatre company whose “mission is to educate, entertain, and celebrate our culture while highlighting issues that impact the community.”

$6,315 raised of $12,500 goal
110 donations
51% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1994

Tax ID: 32-0181541

Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust.

They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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