H. Kay Howard

Managing Director, Greater Boston

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My career has been devoted to supporting education and training organizations to empower all students and jobseekers, no matter their background or circumstance, to achieve their goals. Prior to joining Per Scholas Greater Boston as Managing Director, I worked as a Director and co-lead of the Economic Mobility Practice Area at Third Sector, a national nonprofit consulting firm. At Third Sector, I fundraised for and led project teams that help governments and nonprofits to leverage data, build partnerships and feedback loops, and develop incentive structures that drive resources to improve education and employment outcomes in historically underserved communities. Select local projects included: – Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Contract Transformation of Employment Services & Young Parent Programs – Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) Technical Assistance to Increase Racial and Gender Diversity in Construction & Building Trades – Massachusetts Statewide Data-Sharing to Link Public Benefits Data and Education and Workforce Outcomes across 9 agencies – MassHire Workforce Board Continuous Improvement Cohort – Massachusetts Early Education and Care (EEC) Learning and Continuous Improvement of the Commonwealth Cares for Children (C3) funding formula – Metro Boston Good Jobs Challenge Child Care Sectoral Partnership Prior to Third Sector, I worked for Civic Consulting Alliance in Chicago and The Partnership Schools in New York City. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I am an avid runner and hiker, a wife, a pup-parent, and the proud pre-adoptive foster mom to two brothers.


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Per Scholas is proud to announce that we are winners of the 2023 Kristof Holiday Impact Prize, and we have been selected as a beneficiary of The New York Times Communities Fund. Contributions from these campaigns will fuel Per Scholas’ Career Access Fund, providing thousands of diverse learners in 2024 with everything they need to unlock their potential through tuition-free tech training.

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