Amanda McGarrity is in her sixth year at the Community Art Center. She began as the Visual Art Teacher and now serves as the Teen Program Director, overseeing media and public art opportunities for youth and the long-running Do It Your Damn Self!! Film Festival. She has been a Cambridge youth worker in the Port neighborhood for almost eleven years, watching her students grow up within the community. She started her service with Americorps’ City Year program in Boston and New York City, discovering her passion for social justice teaching. With this focus and as an artist, Amanda has distinguished herself in the Cambridge Port community as a dedicated youth advocate through the arts.