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ABOUT
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Ethan Ashley

District 2, President

Ethan Ashley was born and raised in Compton, California. At the age of 16, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, a law magnet high school in Los Angeles, California. After high school, he continued his education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Juris Doctorate by the age of 22. While in D.C., Ethan worked for Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

During his studies at Howard and after the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Ethan dedicated over a week’s worth of service each year since 2006 to the city of New Orleans. To continue his efforts of rebuilding New Orleans, Ethan, immediately after graduation from law school, moved to New Orleans to work as a first-year staff attorney and project director at the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, where he was tasked with running their project to end juvenile life sentences in the state of Louisiana. In this position, Ethan worked in a legal, organizational, and policy-based capacity.

Ethan’s passion to change the infamous school-to-prison-pipeline is what motivated his career change into the field of education. For almost two years, Ethan worked as the New Orleans Director for the Black Alliance for Educational Options, where he was tasked with organizing, fundraising, and developing programs focused on increasing high quality educational options for black youth who come from low income and working class families. In September of 2014, Ethan Ashley joined the Urban League of Greater New Orleans as the Director of Community Engagement. As Director of Community Engagement, Ethan leads the community and partnership based work in education, criminal justice, and civic engagement. Ethan created and leads an educational leadership community program called Urban Leaders for Equity and Diversity (ULEAD), a juvenile alternative to detention program called Community Coaching, and various civil engagement activities including the High School Civic Engagement Challenge. Currently, Ethan is the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning, where he leads the community, organizing and partnership based work as well as the policy initiatives statewide and nationally.

With regard to service, Ethan has raised thousands of dollars for and as a board member of Youth Run NOLA, a local non-profit organization focused on empowering underserved youth through running. Ethan has served as immediate past community service chair for the Louis A. Martinent Legal Society, a voluntary bar association whose mission is to balance justice and effect change. Ethan was also the previous director of a voluntary literacy program at the Youth Study Center in New Orleans. He is a proud member and mentor for the Son of a Saint, a non-profit focused on enhancing the lives of fatherless young males. Ethan is an advisory board member for Bard Early College New Orleans, a rigorous, credit-bearing, tuition-free college course of student in the liberal arts and sciences available to junior and senior level students. Ethan is also a board member of the Boy Scouts of America Southeast Louisiana Council.

Ethan has conducted 4 graduation ceremonies, including most recently Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, and 3 college declaration ceremonies. He has presented at numerous conferences, including the National Charter School Conference, Teacher for America Leaders of Color Conference, PIE Conference, and the Black Alliance for Educational Options Conference. He has also conducted “Know Your Rights” trainings to over 1,000 youth in New Orleans.

Ethan is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Ethan is a 2014 fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. During his fellowship, he created and still maintains a Black Male Leadership program called the New Orleans Black Male Achievement Network (NOBMAN). Ethan is the proud co-owner of JE Howard Ventures, an investment company that specializes in community development. Above all, Ethan is a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and is a strong advocate for youth justice, civil rights, and servant leadership.

Ethan Ashley District 2 Schools

School Board District School Board Member School Name Address
District 2 Ethan Ashley Akili Academy of New Orleans 3811 North Galvez St, 70117
District 2 Ethan Ashley Audubon Gentilly 4720 Painters St., 70122
District 2 Ethan Ashley CA: G.W. Carver High School 3059 Higgins Blvd, 70126
District 2 Ethan Ashley CA: Livingston Collegiate Academy 7301 Dwyer Rd, 70126
District 2 Ethan Ashley Delores T. Arthur School for Young Men 3774 Gentilly Blvd; 70122
District 2 Ethan Ashley Encore Academy 2518 Arts St, 70117
District 2 Ethan Ashley KIPP East Community 6519 Virgilian Street, 70126
District 2 Ethan Ashley Mary Bethune Elementary Literature/Technology 2401 Humanity St, 70122
District 2 Ethan Ashley Mary D. Coghill Elementary School 4617 Mirabeau Ave, 70126
District 2 Ethan Ashley Mildred Osborne Charter School 6701 Curran Blvd, 70126
District 2 Ethan Ashley ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Elementary 10200 Curran Blvd, 70127
District 2 Ethan Ashley Robert Russa Moton Charter School 8550 Curran Blvd, 70127
District 2 Ethan Ashley The NET Charter High School: Gentilly 6601 Franklin Ave, 70122

Contact

Report Fraud

Department of Children and Family Services

Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) to report child abuse and neglect.

Report Abuse

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP

School and District based concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members

External Resources

NOLA Public Schools. Every Child. Every School. Every Day.

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

Phone: 504-304-3520

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members