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Ashley Carrasco, Preventions Program Manager, Day One

Ashley Carrasco is a Pasadena native who is passionate about her community, spending time in nature, and spending quality time with her family and dog. She currently works in the community with Day One where she creates safe spaces for young people to learn life skills such as communicating effectively and managing difficult emotions. She also educates the community about substance abuse and creates substance-free activities and spaces.

Ashley also established a nonprofit called Hood Liberation whose focus is to celebrate the people and cultures of Pasadena and Altadena. Hood Liberation in collaboration with Pasadena CLSC hosts an annual celebration called Dena Day that promotes local Black and brown businesses, community resources, and local creatives.

In her personal time, Ashley enjoys spending time in nature, being an aunty, and going on long walks with her dog Mookie.

Ashley Carrasco, Preventions Program Manager, Day One
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