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Jeff Owen, Vice President & Executive Director for City Year Sacramento

Jeff Owen serves as the Executive Director of City Year Sacramento (CYSAC). In this role, Jeff is leading the organization with the goal of providing more tutors, mentors and role models to City Year’s partner schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. Specifically, Jeff works with the organization’s Advisory Board and Senior Leadership team to scale City Years’ service model throughout the Sacramento Unified School District and St. HOPE Public Schools.
Previously, Jeff worked with education, non-profit, and state and federal leaders, in the effort to reduce chronic absenteeism and dropout rates starting in 2003.  He is incredibly proud of his work in creating SI&A’s award winning software/service called Attention2Attendance®, his contributions to the California Attorney General’s 2013 groundbreaking report In School + On Track, and the many partnerships he’s forged across private, public and non-profit sectors that are committed to the same mission.
Jeff works closely with state and national truancy prevention organizations and is an active member of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA) and the State SARB (School Attendance Review Board).  Jeff has a passion for improving student outcomes, public service, and City Year’s mission of increasing the number of students on track to graduating College & Career ready.  Jeff received his BA in Communications from CSU-Sacramento and resides in Elk Grove with his wife Danielle and their three children.