About

Amy Chase
FOUNDER & CEO

Amy Chase

Amy is first-generation Chinese-American born in New York, NY. She is also a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

background

Inspired by her passion in social justice and many travels abroad, she switched careers from marketing to work on human rights and international development. Amy has over a decade of experience  managing and implementing USG-funded projects in conflict, post-conflict, and transitional countries. She has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kosovo, and Rwanda. As a part of her work on global projects, she has conducted trainings on leadership, gender mainstreaming, communications, compliance, and operations.

Education

Amy has a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing Management from Baruch College and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The New School. She studied abroad with the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester At Sea program in Summer 2005 and Fall 2006.

experience

Amy is a certified facilitator for Google's #IAmRemarkable workshop. As an empowerment coach, she has conducted and facilitated workshops on empowerment, self-advocacy, mindfulness, and career development for non-profit organizations, affinity groups, and private clients.

Because of Crescendo's support with importing and selling our handmade products, the five women who made these products through our job training program each received 500 euros.
Altina - Manager, Sa-Punë - Kosovo
CHALLENGES: Poverty, Discrimination
Provided: Job Training, Sales Training
Thank you so much for your help. Your advice on structuring the essay was very helpful, and I ended up getting accepted into my first-choice!
Rina - College Student, USA
CHALLENGES: CONFIDENCE
Provided: Coaching on how to apply for a fellowship with the US federal government
Amy is easy to work with and so knowledgeable. She made a huge difference for me in my career switch planning. I learned about the sector and the technical skills to improve my resume, cover letter, and networking skills. Thank you for everything!
L.C. - Manager, USA
CHALLENGES: Emotional Abuse, Career path
Provided: Career coaching

Mission

The Crescendo Group is a social enterprise that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion by supporting women and underrepresented groups in the workplace and in public spaces through workforce development activities, career coaching, and capacity-building.

Providing Jobs & Income

Being able to earn a living is crucial to their well-being and ability to contribute to their households. Empirical data shows that women re-invest earnings into their families, such as ensuring their children attend school.

How We Can Serve You?

Social Work Impact

Click on the image below and view years of impact that Crescendo Group has accomplished in the community.

Social Work Impact