Jake Edwards is a Vice President of Impact Investments at Social Finance, where he leads a portfolio of economic mobility initiatives that use innovative financing models to increase access to effective programs, shift risk away from learners, and pair high-quality training with critical wrap-around supports. His work includes oversight of the Google Career Certificate Fund and several Pay It Forward Funds.
Since joining the organization in February 2014, he has worked with the advisory services and impact investment teams to test and implement projects across multiple jurisdictions and issue areas, from child welfare to housing and homelessness.
Prior to joining Social Finance, Jake was a policy analyst with the Massachusetts House Committee on Ways and Means.
Jake graduated Cum Laude from Middlebury College, with a dual major in Economics and History.
Workforce Realigned Podcast, Episode 7: How Google is Driving Economic Mobility with an Innovative Investment Fund
In this Workforce Realigned podcast episode, Troy Blackwood, Head of Structured Investments at Google, Hector Mujica, Head of Economic Opportunity, Americas at Google.org, and Social Finance Vice President Jake Edwards discuss the Google Career Certificates…
Horizons Podcast: Mission Critical—Financing the Future of Learning Today
Horizons podcast host Tameshia Bridges Mansfield and special guest Sarah Miller of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta discuss the challenge of financing the future of work and how today's future of learning—with or without…