The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
Community Engagement and Relationship Manager
Ginsberg Center and Poverty Solutions
Ashleigh’s role is to develop and steward partnerships with community organizations and institutions in Detroit. This is a dual-role at both the Ginsberg Center and Poverty Solutions. She aims to facilitate mutually-beneficial, sustainable relationships between Detroit community partners and a wide range of faculty and student groups at UM.
Prior to joining the team, Ashleigh worked as a planner and outreach manager at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and as a policy specialist in the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department. Ashleigh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in urban planning, both from the University of Michigan. She is certified through the American Planning Association as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Ashleigh works out of U-M’s Detroit Center and in Ann Arbor offices of both her units.
Ashleigh enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures through food, poetry, music and dance. Two of her favorite community-based roles included establishing a workforce development program at Hope Works Community Development in Chicago and securing permanent housing for veterans at Michigan Ability Partners in Ann Arbor.
Contact Ashleigh if you want to learn more about:
Ways the Ginsberg Center can support your Detroit-based community agency, non-profit, school or government institution
Finding university partners for your Detroit-based community agency, non-profit, school or government institution
Connecting with Poverty Solutions faculty and Student Research Assistants for research support
Further information on Poverty Solutions' Detroit economic mobility projects