Amber Hughes is a social entrepreneur who happens to be a great singer and Performing Artist. She is known as Amber Dante, by many who know her music. To others she is a scholar who uses artistic practice to promote social missions to the mainstream. Her music is however, only one aspect of her...Read more
Amber Hughes is a social entrepreneur who happens to be a great singer and Performing Artist. She is known as Amber Dante, by many who know her music. To others she is a scholar who uses artistic practice to promote social missions to the mainstream. Her music is however, only one aspect of her social activism.
Amber began her music career after graduating from UCLA, where she spent years working in education and youth outreach. Her vision to simply be a successful entertainer has shifted with experience, and an undeniable calling to work with and inspire at risk women and youth. She is developing a social enterprise that uses her artistic gifts as a vehicle to drive forward solutions to issues plaguing under served communities.
In addition to masterminding her own projects and record label, SHERAW Records (Sis-STARS Headlining Entertainment and Raising Access for Women), Amber has dedicated herself to being a voice for change. Her accomplishments in women’s advocacy include creating and directing SIS-STAR-HOOD a summer intensive for BAY AREA teen girls, completing the Emerge program for Democratic women intending to run for public office, and writing and performing political jingles for San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris and the Emerge organization.
After serving as teacher in Oakland and San Francisco for several years, Amber completed the National Urban Fellows (NUF) program— a nationally selective program for women and people of color, providing a Masters degree and a nine-month mentorship experience (mentored at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation). In July of 2009, she received her Masters of Public Administration from the City University of New York, Baruch College. Upon graduation, Amber returned to Marin, the foundation of her current civic engagement and the springboard for her future endeavors in public service.