Jake DeMasi joins PYD’s team as a Mentoring Specialist. Previously, he served as an AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring and as an Adult Adviser of a group-mentoring organization in his native MetroWest. Jake’s background of community engagement, direct mentoring, and policy analysis equips him well for PYD’s mission to empower young people. A lifelong community servant, his person goal is to change the world through advocacy and fighting for equity.

A 2015 graduate of Bentley University, Jake obtained a BA in Public Policy Analysis with a secondary major in Business Management. At Bentley, Jake was a force for gender, racial, and sexual equality and considers it among his greatest achievements. He endeavors to continue his education by enrolling in non-profit leadership and social work programs.

In addition to his role at PYD, Jake is a board member of AmeriCorps Alums Boston chapter. His role allows him to continue advocating for capacity-building service, while supporting his fellow Corps members. He is also an advocate for racial equity, LGBT rights, and intersectionality and gives frequent trainings and talks regarding such. Jake lives in Holliston, MA who’s community he credits with empowering him to succeed.

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