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Jason Quiara, Vice Chair

Jason is Managing Partner at ClearImpact Group  – a social impact advisory and management consulting firm that works with mission-driven organizations to accelerate their growth and impact. Jason brings 18 years of experience in the social sector as a national grantmaker, policy advocate, and consultant. His areas of expertise include philanthropy, business strategy, non-profit management, public policy, and strategic partnerships. Jason currently provides support to non-profit clients through executive coaching and guidance around strategic planning and business growth and sustainability.

From 2020-23, Jason served as Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED: The National Center for College & Career. For ConnectED, Jason oversaw all of the activities to scale the impact of the organization – including strategic planning, client acquisition, and business development. Previously, Jason served as Senior Program Officer at The Joyce Foundation in its Education & Economic Mobility Program. At Joyce, he managed a national portfolio and invested over $40 million to help schools, colleges and universities, and business leaders to improve postsecondary education outcomes for young people in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and nationally. Prior to Joyce, Jason held leadership positions at Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the New England Board of Higher Education.

Jason holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was awarded the merit-based Neubauer Civic Scholarship. He also holds a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. Jason serves on several non-profit boards – including as a Trustee at Chicago State University.

Why I Joined…

“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.