social impact . Education . Workforce

social impact . Education . Workforce

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about me

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