Jim Levesque, Director
Leaders give back
Jim learned about leadership as a peer educator and Resident Assistant at Clark University. Designing educational workshops for first-year students about healthy decision-making ignited a fire in his belly. Jim learned that leadership was about giving back and helping others realize their potential.
Leadership is about impact, not titles
Jim earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA), but his heart remained in education. Jim spent the next 10 years at College of the Holy Cross and Wentworth Institute of Technology selecting and training nearly 100 student leaders annually. Jim realized leadership was not about fancy titles or positions; it was about impact.
Leaders equip others
In 2011, Jim left higher education to become the Director of Special Education at City on a Hill Charter Public High School in Roxbury. By serving students from historically disadvantaged communities, Jim witnessed the 'achievement gap' and lack of access and opportunity in education. He learned that leadership meant equipping people with skills and resources to succeed.
Leaders impact the world
Today Jim works at the oldest school in America, often regarded as the standard-bearer in public education. He guides and mentors some of the brightest students in Boston to develop their leadership potential and become responsible, engaged citizens. His hopes to realize Joe Deitch's vision of training a generation of leaders that will impact the world.