Slalom SEI Grant Award!

Slalom SEI Grant

Ignite Arts & STEM Expands Community Impact Thanks to Slalom Consulting Partnership

Tarzana, CA – January, 15, 2024 – Ignite Arts & STEM, formerly Ashe Arts & STEM, is thrilled to announce a continued and expanding partnership with Slalom Consulting. This fruitful collaboration began with Slalom's 48in48 program, which played a pivotal role in Ignite's complete rebranding and website redesign. This strong foundation paved the way for Ignite to receive the prestigious Slalom SEI Grant Award, further fueling their impactful work within the community. Together, they are committed to empowering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students in the Arts and STEM fields.

"We are humbled and grateful to have been selected for the Slalom SEI grant." says Crystal Jones, Board President at Ignite. "We look forward to the partnership with Slalom and are beyond excited to continue moving forward with this very important work that we do."

With the grant funding, Ignite will provide programs, mentorship opportunities, and scholarships specifically tailored to BIPOC students. This comprehensive approach aims to nurture young talent, challenge stereotypes, and increase representation within the Arts and STEM fields.

"We are incredibly grateful for Slalom's unwavering support," expresses Pia Williams, Board Vice President at Ignite. "Thanks to their partnership, we can empower the next generation of artists and scientists, fostering a more inclusive and vibrant future."

The official Slalom press release can be found here:

About Ignite Arts & STEM

Ignite Arts & STEM (formerly Ashe Arts & STEM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering BIPOC students through immersive programs and experiences in the Arts and STEM fields. Their mission is to dismantle barriers, cultivate creativity, and ignite passion for careers that break down existing boundaries and push the limits of innovation.

About Slalom Consulting

Slalom Consulting is a global business and technology consulting firm that helps clients solve their most pressing business problems. They are known for their innovative approach, human-centered design, and collaborative culture. Slalom is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and community, and their partnership with Ignite reflects this commitment.


Crystal Jones
Board President at Ignite