Jake has served as the Director of the Wheelock College Aspire Institute since February 2009. Prior to joining Aspire, he served as a Child and Youth Planner for the City of Cambridge, overseeing strategic planning, quality improvement, and program development for early education, out-of-school-time, and youth development services. Previously Jake served as a Director of Community Partnerships for the Harvard Children’s Initiative, leading a range of collaborative efforts to improve education outcomes in Boston and Cambridge. He has served as an education and social policy consultant to various public and private bodies. Mr. Murray holds degrees from Bates College, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.