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Name: Arron Jiron
Pronouns: he/him
Title: Director of Member Engagement

Arron is NCG’s Director for Member Engagement where he oversees emergent partnerships and key programming to engage NCG’s diverse membership.  Before joining NCG, Arron was a social entrepreneur and strategic advisor who worked with labor, philanthropy, education, and nonprofit leaders to build the capacity of, and sometimes transform, public systems to better serve and support low-income communities.  He previously served as the associate director of education at the now sunset S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, where he worked on policy and system improvement in California public schools, with a focus on STEM education, whole child development strategies, and educator preparation. 

Arron started his career in anti-poverty work with low-income communities in Nebraska before moving to the Bay Area in 2001.  In California, he continued working on family issues including preschool, child care and youth development programs first at a state intermediary and then at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Arron proudly serves as a Trustee of the National Equity Project and as a board member of Oakland-based, Partnership for Children & Youth, and San Francisco-based, Safe & Sound.