Staff: Elysse Dowden

Enrollment & Marketing Assistant

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Elysse Dowden joins us this year as the Enrollment and Marketing Assistant. She is a Detroit native who has spent the last 3 years working at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. Since obtaining her B.A. in African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University, Elysse has worked closely with the children and youth in Ypsilanti schools implementing arts and academic post-high school programs. She holds a deep passion for social inclusion, cultural awareness, and community engagement and loves to share her experiences and resources with other youth workers.

Elysse enjoys reading, cooking, drawing, coffee, cats, and spending time with her sweet and spirited young daughter who is a student in the Bluebird classroom. 


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