Alecia Shipman Young
Alecia Shipman is an arts educator, non-profit manager and astute problem solver. An artist at heart, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University, where she also received a New York State teaching certification. She then went on to obtain a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, cultivating her appreciation for entrepreneurship and quantitative analysis. Alecia’s own education inspired her to teach at-risk youth in urban and rural school districts and to support sustainable community partnerships that help individuals become lifelong learners.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Alecia’s passion for the community was recognized by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl when presented a Citizen Service Award for creative entrepreneurship that spurred the revitalization of Downtown Pittsburgh.
Alecia currently applies her arts education and community-focused expertise at the National Center for Arts and Technology, an affiliate of Manchester Bidwell Corporation that aims to bring hope and opportunity to diverse communities across the United States and abroad through the creation of tuition-free youth visual arts and adult career training programs.