Ashley Bass has over 5 years of experience designing STEAM & CS programs, creating community engagement outreach strategies, & leading teams for Nonprofit Organizations, Higher Education institutions and Corporations in Detroit, MI and in New York City. She's currently the Project Director at CUNY TechWorks, an US Department of Labor federally funded initiative of CUNY’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Programs (CEWP) that connects underrepresented and low-income New Yorkers to the growing number of opportunities in New York City’s thriving tech sector via no-cost, applied skills education and training in Software Development, UI/UX Design, and IT Management at local community colleges.
Ashley is passionate about supporting and developing educational city-wide programs for youth & adult learners within under served communities. Her mission is to work in the areas of Education, and Workforce Development within urban public sectors: to help lead, develop and maintain programs and initiatives for social good. Ashley believes that by providing exciting learning opportunities and exposure to careers; in turn, further propels and encourages exploration-via the creation of a pipeline initiatives driven by Access, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion- which are the four pillars of what drives her work.
Ashley also aims to incorporate volunteerism activities in her work by tapping into Employee Resource Groups in efforts to foster more mentor ship activation with employers and communities.
Parsons School of Design - The New School: Graduate Certificate Business Design for Social Impact
University of Michigan Licensed Certificate - Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Baruch College - MA Arts Administration (Nonprofit Management)
Parsons School of Design - BFA Integrated Design
GitHub Education - Campus Program Contractor
CUNY TechWorks - Project Director
Black Girls Code - Program Manager
Children's Museum of the Arts- Manager, Museum Education Programs
City Growers- Program Director
Sampson Academy- STEAM Grant Writer
Brooklyn Children's Museum- Education Programs Manager
Scholastic Alliance for Young Artists & Writers- Exhibitions & Programs Manager
Designer & Researcher- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra x The New School partnership
NOCD-NY Urban Core Project:Living Arts City - Student Capstone Research Project
United Nations Foundation- +SocialGood Connector 2019 - Present
Career & Technical Education Gender Equality Committee- Advisory Council member 2019 - Present
Scholastic Alliance for Young Artists & Writers- Alumni Council Member 2017-2019