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Alison Grubbs

Ashoka
Operations & Culture Associate
Alison Grubbs joins Changemakers as the Operations & Culture Associate, integrating her delight in thinking strategically with her enthusiasm for teambuilding. Prior to Ashoka, Alison worked to launch The Future Project, a national education movement that aims to empower youth as agents of change, by pairing high school students with mentors and challenging them to solve a problem in their communities. Their first year saw 500+ participants across three cities; one year later, they operated in eight schools with a budget of more than $1 million. Her passion for social change stems from her experience attending failing D.C. Public Schools; her experience compels her to think critically about how to include marginalized voices (especially youth) in reform efforts. She recently graduated from Yale University with a degree in English, and spent an unorthodox semester in Rwanda investigating the lack of free speech.