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Assistant Executive Director for Community Schools
Children’s Aid Society
Jane Quinn is the Assistant Executive Director for Community Schools at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS), where she leads and oversees local and national work to forge effective long-term partnerships between public schools and other community resources. She is a social worker and youth worker with more than 35 years experience, including direct service with children and families, program development, fundraising, grant-making, research and advocacy. Together with Joy Dryfoos, Jane recently co-edited a book entitled Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2005.
Jane came to CAS from the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds, where she served as Program Director for seven years. Prior to that, she directed a national study of community-based youth organizations for the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which resulted in the publication of a book entitled A Matter of Time: Risk and Opportunity in the Nonschool Hours.