“I joined the New Moms Board of Directors in 2020 because it presents an incredible opportunity to improve the lives of underserved families. New Moms is unique in the nonprofit sector. It’s two-generation approach delivers services and programs to families that support BOTH children and their parents. The dyadic relationship between a parent and child is the building block for healthy personal growth and development. I am excited to help New Moms realize its mission through my service on the board.”
Fun Fact: Jason’s favorite children’s book is What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada because the basic lesson is to teach children to believe in themselves because anything is possible with faith.
Jason is currently the Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED, which is a national education nonprofit. ConnectED works with school districts to ensure high school students, especially students of color, get a head start on college and career through experiences such as internships, job shadowing, STEM education, and advanced college-level coursework.
Before joining ConnectED, Jason served as a Senior Program Officer in the Education and Economic Mobility Program at the Joyce Foundation; lead a national policy initiative to expand Early College High Schools and dual enrollment programs at Jobs for the Future (JFF); and worked as the director of state policy and research for the New England Board of Higher Education.
Jason majored in history and philosophy at Boston College and received a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Neubauer Civic Scholar. Jason is also an alumnus of Leadership Greater Chicago.
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