Tiffany Awortwi – 2024 Parent Ambassador

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Our Parent Ambassadors program gives parents and child care providers of early learners the tools they need to advocate for meaningful, lasting change in early childhood education policy. In this series, we’re highlighting our Class of 2024 Parent Ambassadors. Get to know them!

Tiffany Awortwi

Mom of 4

Chair of NECC’s Policy Council

Pursuing a Psychology Degree

Favorite Quote:

“All things work together for the good!” – Romans 8:28

Tell us about yourself!

Hi! I am a mom of 4. I have an 11-year-old son, 6-year-old twin daughters, and a 2.5-year-old daughter. I am an overnight Hotline Supervisor for Boys Town National Hotline. I am currently a full-time student pursuing my undergraduate in Psychology at Clarkson College. Outside of work, school, and family, I am part of a few committees. I serve as the Chair of NECC’s Policy Council, as well as a recently appointed Vice President of BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership) Employee Resource Group at Boys Town. My faith is a huge part of who I am daily. I am the leader of outreach ministries at my church. The ways I practice self-care are by listening to uplifting messages on podcasts, taking time to go to nail salons, taking relaxing walks around the park, and going to therapy.

What made you want to become a Parent Ambassador?

Mary Lariviere (Director of Early Head Start at NECC). I wanted to join as I have a passion for making an impact in my community. I want to be the voice in a room that many parents may not have access to and have their voice, along with mine, be heard. I am eager and excited to learn more about our state education laws and more about our unicameral senate. As a mom, I want what is best for my children and to learn the best practices to be an advocate for them.

What do you see as the greatest need for your community?

There is a great need for affordable child care and more income-based preschools in Northwest Omaha.

What do you hope to accomplish during your Ambassadorship? 

I hope to gain more confidence in being an advocate who will attend more political meetings and build a great connection with my local and state officials.

Who or what inspires you?

My best friend, Ella Moore, who recently passed away this past July, inspires me to live out my dreams and step into my true calling in life. She was not only my best friend, but a great mentor who helped shape me into the woman I am today, as well as my former pastor. She was a true, genuine woman of God and the most humble person I have ever known.