Ashley Rose, Poet; Poetry Instructor/ Arts Advocacy Assistant at Wang Center City Spotlights; Lead Organizer/Facilitator for Participatory Budgeting Project Boston

Ashley-Rose is a Haitian-American educator, organizer, actress and award-winning poet from Boston who attended Northeastern University. In 2014 Ashley-Rose was  named one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and was awarded the ONEin3  Positive Impact Award for her work with within arts, education and youth development.Her work has been has been featured in numerous collections and anthologies including The Anthohogy of Liberation Poetry.   She has worked in the non-profit field for more than a decade with a focus in youth work, arts and activism. Ashley-Rose is an AmeriCorps alum who served at organizations such as PeaceFirst, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity. Her past  acting experience includes roles in productions such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuff, Having Our Say and various roles in Boston's  One Minute Play Festival. Currently Ashley-Rose is the Lead Boston Organizer and Facilitator for the first youth Participatory Budgeting process in the USA and continues to travel the nation as a motivational speaker and educator. For more info please email ashleyrosepoet@gmail.com