Jayson Jones is the Director of Learning Design and Innovation. He develops and disseminates training for the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC), serves as the Director of the Youth ACT Training and Technical Assistance Center (YTAC), and oversees the development of all self-paced learning initiatives through the CTAC Self-Learning Center. During his time at the McSilver Institute, he has had the pleasure of teaching several courses at the Silver School of Social Work, and also served as the creator and inaugural host of the Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative Podcast Series. In addition to training and technical assistance, he spent several years as a coordinator and school-lead for the Step-Up program. Prior to joining the McSilver Institute, Mr. Jones served as a City Year Corps Member and with a number of New York based non-profit agencies addressing the social and emotional needs of children, young adults, and senior citizens. Mr. Jones holds a BS in Human Development from Cornell University and an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.