Asha Le Davis
Greening Committee Chair
Asha-Lé (pronounced AH-shuh-LAY) Davis gained a love for community engagement and resource sharing at a young age serving wherever she was welcome. When she moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, she served on a youth led board through the Philadelphia Foundation called YOUTHadelphia. There she was able to give grant money to other youth led organizations to increase their service capacity, while learning about grant application processes.
Since moving to East Parkside in 2019, she has gotten to know her new community through Census work, volunteering at the food giveaways, joining the Centennial Parkside Tree Tenders, and co-chairing a TD Arbor Day Foundation sponsored greening project on the 1100 blocks of Union and Sloan Streets. She excitedly joined Centennial Parkside CDC as the Greening Chair in May 2022.
When she is not volunteering in this community, Asha-Lé is working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society planning, teaching, and planting trees in the Greater Philadelphia Region through certified Tree Tenders, trained community led groups. (Ask how you can become a Tree Tender too!) She believes green spaces affect every part of our lives and are a right not a privilege.
Asha-Lé is very approachable and would love to hear any feedback you have about how this community can be greener and if you want to be involved! Send her an email or a text and she will get back to you as soon as she can. Asha-Lé has a B.S. in Culinary Arts from Drexel University and a Certificate of Advanced Management from Babson College.