Elizabeth Ashley Young (Ashley), L.C.S.W. is a Social Worker/Community Organizer and Director/Producer with 10+ years of social media content production experience in partnership with a range of national/international organizations focused on the social and emotional development of youth, intergenerational/intercultural and interfaith dialogue, peacebuilding, human rights, and sustainable development. Ashley founded Some Day Fire Productions in 2007 and has produced, shot and edited over 500 short films for internet TV sites. Film clips have been received over 1.2M hits from viewers in more than 100 countries. She has worked on location around the world including in Costa Rica, Australia, India, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Ihanktonwan Territory (South Dakota, USA), UN Headquarters in New York City, at the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, in the Kingdom of Bhutan — where Gross National Happiness (GNH) is valued higher than Gross National Product (GNP) — at the 2017 Rome & Assisi Spirituality & Sustainability Conference in Italy, California Global Climate Action Summit, Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto, Canada, Alchemy of Women & Girls NYC, and more. Project affiliations include the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI GloCha), Society & Diplomatic Review Magazine, Center for Earth Ethics, Earth Charter Initiative, United Religions Initiative, Unity Earth, Yale Forum on Religion & Ecology, Forum 21 Institute, Earth Guardians, Jungian Analyst/Author/Activist Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen & Millionth Circle Initiative, Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values & The Feather Project, Temple of Understanding, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, Four Worlds International Institute, Tibet House U.S., Students for a Free Tibet, UN September 21st International Day of Peace, Peace Angels Project & Art of Peace Charitable Trust and more. In 2007, her film footage aired on the nationally acclaimed television program Nick News with Linda Ellerbee Torchlight on Tibet: Politics, the Olympics and You. Ashley is available to produce/direct, shoot and edit web 2.0 content for your organization and also is an event photographer. Rate sheet available upon request.
Ashley is a UN NGO Representative for Information Habitat Where Information Lives (ECOSOC), and member of the UN Sustainable Development Education Caucus and also National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.). She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) based in Klagenfurt, Austria and Source of Synergy Foundation. In 2019, she was invited to join the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation. Ashley lives in New York City. She is employed as a Program Director at Henry Street Settlement where she manages a range of social service programs and supervises social workers, case managers, health enrollers and community health workers.