Aaron Lieberman

Partner, Early Childhood Support Organization (ECSO) Initiative

Aaron Lieberman is the lead Partner for the Early Childhood Support Organization (ECSO) Initiative at New Profit. The ECSO Initiative is an innovative public-private partnership that will provide resources and align incentives to support better outcomes for children enrolled in center-based Head Start and subsidized childcare programs.

Aaron brings deep experience and a strong track record of success in the early learning field to New Profit. Aaron started his career as a Head Start teacher in Boston, where he also founded and served as CEO of Jumpstart from 1994 until 2002. Jumpstart works to ensure that every child in America to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. To date, over 50,000 college students have served as Jumpstart Corps members directly working with over 100,000 young children and their families.

In 2002, Aaron founded Acelero Learning, one of the boldest leaders in the early learning field in its aspirations, scale, and results. Acelero Learning is focused on closing the achievement gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country. Head Start children enrolled in Acelero Learning’s core Head Start program make gains at nearly three times the national average. Today, Acelero Learning has over $80 million in annual revenue, employs over 1800 dedicated staff, and directly impacts over 30,000 low-income young children every day. Aaron served as CEO until 2015 when he transitioned into the role of chairman.