Sara develops and stewards partnerships with non-profits, schools, government institutions and other social sector agencies. Through active engagement with the local community, Sara works to connect community priorities and needs with U-M teaching, research, students and other resources. In addition, she supports Ginsberg's Community Advisory Board, provides oversight to the Connect to Community volunteer portal, serves on the Washtenaw County steering committee for summer youth employment and co-chairs the Student Life Beyond University Sidewalks (B.U.S.) program.
Sara began working at the Ginsberg Center in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communities & Social Justice from the University of Michigan and a Master of Education from Harvard University, where she focused on the risk and protective influences impacting youth. Sara attributes her interest in creating connections between community partners and unniversity stakeholders to her 8 years of experience in education. Working with students every day and helping them feel safe, understand concepts, and develop socially and emotionally gave her a deep understanding of the challenges students face and the way research and best practices interact with their daily needs.
Sara stays busy as a mom of two. However, in her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, and volunteering at her son’s school. She also works with fellow adoptive parents to plan an annual Ethiopian heritage camp.
Contact Sara if you want to learn more about:
- Ways the Ginsberg Center can support your community agency, non-profit, school or governmental institution
- Finding university partners for your community agency, non-profit, school or governmental institution
- Using our Connect to Community online volunteer portal to recruit student volunteers
- How to serve on our Community Advisory Board