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Jim has served as President of City Year since 2010, leading the organization’s strategic shift to leveraging national service as a high-impact human capital strategy for high-need schools. Anchored in City Year's model of supporting students’ social-emotional and academic development through integrated, evidence-based student and whole-school supports, Jim led the development of City Year’s strategy to support school improvement efforts. He co-founded Diplomas Now, an inaugural winner of a U.S. Department of Education $30M Investing in Innovations grant, with JHU’s Talent Development and Communities in Schools. Jim’s leadership helped drive City Year’s growth to 3,100 AmeriCorps members serving 313 schools across 28 US cities. Jim began his career as a City Year Americorps member at a Head Start program and subsequently held numerous leadership roles, including founding Executive Director of CY Philadelphia and COO. Jim received a B.S. from Northeastern University, graduated from Wharton’s Business Executive Management Program, is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, and serves on the boards of Mass Insight Education, Eye to Eye, Compass Academy, and City Year UK.