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Carol Bebelle | Biography

Carol Bebelle is a native New Orleanian.

She holds a Bachelors Degree from Loyola University in Sociology and a Master’s Degree from Tulane University in Education Administration and has a 20 year career in the public sector as an administrator and planner of human service programs.

In 1990, Carol established a private consulting firm offering planning, development, and grant writing services to human service programs. Her clients were non-profits, religious programs, entrepreneurs and artists. She is a published poet and, essayist. Her written works can be found in various anthologies, reports and journals.

In 1998, Carol Bebelle and Douglas Redd founded Ashé Cultural Arts Center (Ashé CAC), an organization dedicated to community and human development using culture and art. Ashé CAC became a central player in the rebuilding of New Orleans, particularly the Central City community and the cultural landscape for artists and culture bearers. She ended her term as Executive Director of Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center at the end of 2019.

Carol is a popular panelist, commentator and advisor on the foundational and transformative power of culture. She has participated in international, national, and local processes aimed at emerging the resilient and healing powers of culture and art for cultural, social, and equitable change in the world.

Carol has an impressive collection of international, national and local awards and acknowledgments. She is an active member of her community and a dedicated servant leader.

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