Jason Ewas is the Director of the Economic Mobility Lab at the City of Boston. Working with the Director of Engagement, he oversees the Lab’s portfolio of projects, working with departments to provide business support to child care providers and expanding access to wealth-building financial tools. Before working at the Lab, Jason was the City’s first UMass Boston Fellow in the Mayor’s Office. As a Fellow, he helped lead the City’s work to support employee-owned and cooperative businesses.
His policy work is informed by years of experience with tutoring and mentoring programs that serve families with low incomes in Boston neighborhoods. Most recently, he was an Education and Data Fellow at a small nonprofit, EVkids, that pairs low-income students in Boston with college students in multi-year tutoring and mentoring relationships. He also tutored and ran programs at Upward Bound and Tutors for All.
He has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the public administration honors society. He also has a BA from Cornell University, where he graduated summa cum laude and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa.