Alison Young joined SCS Noonan Scholars as Stewardship Manager in May 2019. Alison passionately believes that the strength of community can transform lives and that is why she has dedicated her life to cultivating networks of support for mission-based nonprofits. Before joining SCS Noonan Scholars, Alison spent eight years managing community-based programming for arts, cultural and environmental nonprofits in Baltimore, MD. There she worked for Blue Water Baltimore, to mobilize a base of 4,500 volunteers with an aim to improve local water quality by fixing city infrastructure through storm-water management projects and legislative advocacy. She also volunteered as an engagement director for a Maryland State Delegate, whose grassroots campaign succeeded in winning a 2018 Maryland State Senate seat.
Prior to that, Alison worked as a museum educator for the Walters Art Museum simultaneously managing the youth programming for an arts organization, Baltimore Clayworks for five years. Alison earned a BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After graduation, she exhibited pottery throughout the US, France and Italy, including in the permanent collection of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Florence, Italy.