Leadership in Sacramento
Our executive director and local leadership are committed to building a stronger Sacramento by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.
Vice President and Executive Director for City Year Sacramento
Jeff Owen has served proudly as the executive director of City Year Sacramento (CYSAC), since January 2016. In this role, Jeff leads a team of ten staff members and an advisory board to provide a positive experience for 66 AmeriCorps members who serve full time providing mentoring and academic tutoring to nearly 4,000 students in Sacramento City Unified School District and St HOPE Public Schools.
Jeff is passionate about the effect positive mentoring has on children and the ability that City Year AmeriCorps members have to inspire their students and provide them with the additional academic support needed to be successful in and outside of the classroom.
Previously, Jeff has had a successful track record as a senior executive in the private sector, working with education, nonprofit and state and federal leaders, particularly in the effort to reduce chronic absenteeism and dropout rates starting in 2003. He is incredibly proud of his work in leading the creation of School Innovation and Achievement’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 nonprofit sectors that are committed to the same mission.
Jeff received his bachelor of arts in communications from CSU-Sacramento and now serves as a member on their alumni foundation board. He resides in Elk Grove with his wife Danielle and their three children.