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Jamie McAuliffe

Director, Global Opportunity Youth Network, The Aspen Institute

Jamie McAuliffe is the Founding Director of the Global Opportunity Youth Network “GOYN” at The Aspen Institute. Jamie launched GOYN in 2018 to build the first global, place-based network of communities and young leaders committed to advancing cross-sector, systemic approaches to accelerate decent jobs for opportunity youth. Currently, GOYN works in 16 communities across India, Africa, and Latin America and has connected over 500K Opportunity Youth ( aged 15–29 who are out-of-school/out-of-work or underemployed) to economic opportunity. Previously, Jamie was President & CEO of Education For Employment (EFE) where he grew the organization to provide job opportunities for tens of thousands of youth across the Middle East & North Africa. Prior to EFE, Jamie was Portfolio Manager at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (now Blue Meridian Partners), a foundation dedicated to scaling solutions to lift young people out of poverty. Early in his career, Jamie worked at Ashoka to support global social entrepreneurs. Jamie is an alumnus of Teach for America and the Coro Fellows leadership program. He earned degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He was a Schwab Foundation Global Social Entrepreneur and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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