James Doyle / photo: Ben Filio

James Doyle is the Executive Director of Higher Achievement Pittsburgh. In his role, James leads the Pittsburgh affiliate of national nonprofit Higher Achievement and, through this work, is responsible for ensuring middle school youth across Pittsburgh have access to year-round high quality after-school and summer learning programming. Previously, James served as the Coordinator of Out-of-School Time for Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) managing all out-of-school time partnerships and programs for PPS students, as a PPS Human Capital Manager, responsible for the staffing of over 30 district schools, and as the Director of Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment for CONTACT Pittsburgh, a community-based crisis and suicide hotline.

James is also active in the Pittsburgh community as a member of the Executive Committee of Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), a member of the Youth Outcomes Advisory Board for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, and as volunteer and supporter of a number of organizations including Orange Arrow, Be A Middle School Mentor, and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He has been recognized locally as a 2015 recipient of a Junior Achievement Bronze Leadership Award, the 2015 Big Brothers, Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Advisory Board Member of the Year, the 2017 MLK Distinguished Coro Center for Civic Leadership Award winner, and as a 2018 New Pittsburgh Courier Fab 40 honoree; recognized statewide as a 2015 Afterschool Champion by the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN); and recognized nationally as a 2017 National Afterschool Association Next Generation of Afterschool award winner. James is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree at the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Out of School Learning.

James is a member of the Remake Learning Council.

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