Braun Named Network Action Team Manager

Sarah Braun, former School Program Supervisor at Homes of Kids Inc. / Child and Family Solutions, will join the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership (EOEP) team on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Braun, who holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and Sociology from Brown University, will serve as EOEP Network Action Team Manager. Her primary role will be as a catalyst for cross-sector collective impact across the Mahoning Valley in four focus areas; early childhood education, third grade reading and eighth grade mathematics proficiency, and postsecondary and career readiness.

She will formulate, organize, and coordinate network action teams comprised of community volunteer leaders in education, business, government, philanthropy, and other local agencies. Together, they will align goals, share relevant data, institute proven practices, and measure results to ensure quality education for all area children. With continuous communication, they will also continue making data-driven decisions for educational success, cradle to career.

Braun previously served as clinical outpatient therapist and community psychiatric supportive treatment worker at Homes for Kids. She engaged elementary students and their families with school teachers and administrators in counseling and multi-tiered support services at Public School 130 in the Bronx earlier in her career. In addition, Braun partnered with the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team to integrate evidence-based conflict resolution training into existing classroom curricula.

Locally, Braun is an adjunct professor with the Department of Social Work at Youngstown State University and serves as Treasurer on the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Board of Directors. She is also an Aerial Yoga Instructor at Body Bliss Connections, and resides in Warren.