Jon

As founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW), Jon is focused on aligning the vision, strategy, culture, and growth of ICW to increase economic mobility and social inclusion for young people at the highest-risk for violence; all while shifting perceptions, so that the factors that lead to segregated pockets of violence fade away changing the course for future generations.

Building upon his experience with AmeriCorps and as a personal trainer, Jon received his MBA from Babson College in 2010 where he launched ICW. He was named as one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders, a 2012 Social Innovator by Social Innovation Forum, and received the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year New England Award in the social entrepreneurship category.