Director, Center for Innovation & Social Impact
As director of the Center for Innovation & Social Impact, Asha Curran is spearheading the effort to broaden the depth and reach of 92Y’s renowned programming by leveraging the power of new and social media, partnerships and collaboration within 92Y’s diverse programming centers to strengthen and extend the reach of 92Y’s core values – intellectual exploration and dialogue, community, thought leadership and innovation as a driver of social change.
Projects emanating from the Center with national and global reach include the annual Social Good Summit (produced in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UN Development Programme), which brings together leaders in digital business, global policy and new media; the multi-platform political program 92Y American Conversation (92YAmericanConversation.org), and the national day of giving founded and led by 92Y, #GivingTuesday.
Prior to becoming director of the Center, Asha was Director of Special Initiatives and Partnerships after serving as lecture director for 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, where she was charged with expanding the appeal of the lecture program to younger audiences and presenting speakers with a broad range of political perspectives. Asha came to 92Y after working in book publishing and is also a certified childbirth and parenting educator.