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Sabrina Dawson has joined The Collective to develop and implement our careers program, which connects opportunity youth to high demand careers, while providing intensive support services. Sabrina Dawson began her career serving 6-12th grade students through the esteemed Teach for America program. During that time, she played many roles within the educational environment and worked as a Teacher, Vice Principal of Instruction, Associate Director of College Counseling, and a member of an Academic Leadership Team. She has served as an educator and instructional leader in inner-city public and charter schools. Her work in college counseling led to 100% college matriculation. 

Sabrina has also designed and executed the Career Pathways model to support older youth in the DC foster care system with college and career supports which significantly increased the percentage of youth exiting foster care with sustainable employment. She has presented her model for educational and career success at many conferences including the National Pathways to Adulthood conference and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Post-Secondary and Career Education Conference. Sabrina has a BA in Philosophy from The Florida State University and her Master of Arts in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University.