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Jeff Cole, Network Lead

Jeff Cole has been the Network Lead for Beyond School Bells since September 2006 and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Children & Families Foundation (NCFF).

Jeff began his ELO journey coordinating afterschool and summer learning opportunities at New York City’s High School for Environmental Studies. Upon moving to Nebraska, Jeff led the Lincoln Public School Foundation’s program to launch Lincoln’s Community Learning Center initiative. During his 11 years as BSB Network Lead, Jeff's work has focused on building partnerships and policies that support more high quality, sustainable expanded learning opportunity (ELO) programs across Nebraska.

Jeff earned a B.S. in International Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.S. in Environmental Economics from Baylor University in Texas and was a Fulbright Research scholar in Poland.