Our Team

Jared Carroll

Senior Consultant


Meet Jared.   Jared Carroll, LMSW, SIFI is a social worker and youth development specialist, with nearly 20 years of experience spanning the non-profit, education, and mental health fields. His work includes direct practice, program administration, strategic planning, fundraising, and training in program leadership, development, and implementation with youth-serving and other human services organizations. With a particular focus in programs that serve children affected by trauma, Jared’s mission is to catalyze change that invites program practitioners, leaders, youth and community members to envision the systems and supports they need to thrive and have maximum impact. As a Senior Consultant at CRE, Jared partners with organizations to develop practical solutions to challenges and promote real change in communities.

Before CRE.  Jared began his career in youth development programming at the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a therapeutic recreation organization for children affected by serious illness. There, he led both residential and hospital programming before working internationally to develop a series of new initiatives in Latin America. While consulting on these programs, Jared worked as the in-country program director for an educational non-profit in Paraguay. After returning to the US, Jared joined the international humanitarian organization, Right To Play, serving as US Program Director and overseeing their pilot play-based technical assistance program, Play At The Core. This work evolved into a novel program consulting approach, and In 2017, Jared founded Play At The Core, LLC — a nonprofit program consulting organization that seeks to inspire healing and change through play.

Learn a little bit more.  Jared holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston College and was named an Adaptive Leadership Fellow while receiving a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. His work is published in Nonprofit Quarterly and Psychology Today, and he serves as an adjunct lecturer at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, where he teaches Management and Organizational Practice.

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