Education Analyst

Ashley Young

At GBPI, Ashley’s role as Education Analyst is centered on higher education policy, advocacy, and research to provide all Georgians with equitable opportunities to access post-secondary education. Before joining GBPI she was a founding College Counselor at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta Public Schools from 2016-2022. Ashley’s journey in college access also includes roles as an Admissions Counselor and TRiO Program Coordinator, assisting students who were historically excluded from building wealth and first-generation college students, in the college admission process. 

She is passionate about empowering educators to use their voices beyond the voting booth and building advocacy coalitions to make change for Georgia’s most marginalized students. Outside of work, she is pursuing her doctorate in Education Policy Studies at Georgia State University, attending festivals, brunch, reading, and spending time with her cavapoo, Mazzi.

Recent Posts by Ashley

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Organizations Unite in Open Letter to Support Student Loan Debt Relief Amid Legal Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Today, a network of organizations sent an open letter to the Attorneys General of ...
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A Black History Month Tribute: Celebrating the Gift of HBCUs and the Legacy of the Atlanta Student Movement

At Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), we envision a fair and inclusive Georgia where all people prosper. ...
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Overview: 2025 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

  Introduction Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2025 budget allocates $3.4 billion for the Board of Regents and $486 ...
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Exploring the Context and Implementation of Georgia’s New College Completion Grants Program

    Executive Summary Access to education, regardless of race or economic background, is a widely shared value. ...
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From Barriers to Bridges: Expanding Access to Higher Education and Workforce Training in Georgia

    This report was co-authored by Education Analyst Ashley Young and Senior Analyst, Worker Justice & Criminal ...
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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2024

This section is co-authored by Director of Education Dr. Stephen Owens, Director of Economic Justice Ife Finch Floyd ...
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Education Equity is Good for DACA Recipients and Georgia | Bill Analysis: House Bill 131 (LC 49 1187)

    This bill analysis was co-authored by Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Analyst. In 2008, the State of Georgia ...
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Overview: 2024 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

    Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2024 budget includes $1.4 billion for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) and HOPE ...
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Overview: 2024 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

    Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed 2024 budget allocates $3.2 billion for the Board of Regents and $442 ...

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