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Meet our Team: Ashley Ashkenazi


Ashley Ashkenazi

Development Director

This is my 6th year at CY!


The best part of my job is…

I enjoy doing different things every day and collaborating with my colleagues. I get to work with different departments and help City Year achieve our goals. I also enjoy working with our AmeriCorps members and champions!

My favorite subject in school…

History. Hands down. The best teacher I ever had was my history teacher. Especially US history, with a focus on Detroit!

My favorite book…

Origins of the Urban Crisis, by Thomas Sugrue.

Something I would like to learn this year…

Baking! I’ve stepped up my game for cooking, but everyone is baking. I’d like to learn how to bake some Pinterest-pretty desserts!

My favorite place in Detroit is…

Riding my bike on the Dequindre Cut!

I am inspired by…

Our AmeriCorps members, who continue to provide crucial supports to our students. That’s what gets me up every day.

Something most folx don’t know about me…

I’m terrified of birds. Not a fan… but they love me!

Serving with the Peace Corps in Swaziland

My husband, Toly, and our daughter, Iris


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