Evan Jones has been the Executive Director of the Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club in San Mateo County CA since January of 2014. Evan came to the club from Georgetown Law School where he worked on the Georgetown law Journal’s Review of Criminal Procedure, as a legal intern for the honorable Robert E. Morin of the D.C. Superior Court, and as a summer legal fellow for the International Litigation practice of Earth Justice. These legal experiences made him miss education and when a twist of fate offered him a leadership position in out of school time education he jumped at it.
Evan holds a A.B. in History from Dartmouth College with a minor in Government. At Dartmouth Evan was the co-president of the Mosaic Intercultural club, president of the teen wing of the D.R.E.A.M mentoring program, as well as fellow at the Hood Museum in Art where he curated an exhibit on american artist depictions of black masculinity.
After Dartmouth Evan started his career as an educator teaching High School History and English in Everett MA. Being drawn by his future wife to the Bay Area Evan began his interest in the law working as a research assistant to Prof. Ralph Richard Banks the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor at Stanford Law School. While at Stanford Law Evan also began volunteering with a Youth Development organization serving kids whose families received some form of government assistance in the San Francisco’s Fillmore neighborhood. Over the next three years Evan would rise from volunteer to director of programs for the organization. This experience reinforced his desire to work for educational reform and take a real crack at closing the achievement gap between white and black and latino students in this country.