New Orleans Outreach improves schools by bringing direct help into the classroom to reduce student/teacher ratios, creating afterschool programs, and providing a range of other programming for students through community partnerships. Outreach staff work with principals, parents, teachers, and students to identify the needs and improvement goals of each particular school and then to craft and implement volunteer-based programs in response to these needs and goals. This strategically responsive model directly serves students and provides a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members, while, at the same time, playing a significant role in school reform, particularly in a city with under-resourced public schools such as New Orleans.
In 2013, New Orleans Outreach became a program of FirstLine Schools.
Jason is President and Co-Founder of Metis (a part of Kaplan), which provides outstanding data science training programs to help individuals accelerate and pivot their careers in data science. For almost 20 years, Jason has worked in education. From founding a nonprofit organization in New Orleans to working at companies such as McKinsey & Company, Scholastic, Kaplan, and now Metis, he has sought opportunities to build businesses and work with exceptional teams on creating transformative learning experiences and products.