As REDF’s representative for the City of Los Angeles’ LA: RISE pilot program, Ashley Cordero is responsible for coordinating and providing technical assistance to a network of employers and service providers to achieve successful social enterprise and employee retention outcomes. Using REDF’s hands-on entrepreneurial model, Ashley is building on the existing Los Angeles-based social enterprise network and documenting their impact. Her previous experience as a program manager for the social business TOMS is key to help REDF create locally-based programs that address issues such as homelessness, recidivism, and at risk youth. . A graduate of UCLA, Ashley is committed to maximizing outcomes at the intersection of business and social impact. An aspiring vegan cook, she also enjoys exploring the outdoors and reading.