Communications & Development Associate

Sarah is responsible for YouthBuild Philly’s online presence, publications, and media relations. Her favorite part of the job is seeing YouthBuild students develop greater confidence and self-worth, and witnessing the ways that students support each other on their YouthBuild journey. She believes very strongly in second chances and the value of a growth-oriented mindset.

Sarah received her B.A. in English Literature and Educational Studies from Swarthmore College. Before joining the YouthBuild Philly team, Sarah served at the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania as an AmeriCorps VISTA and Philly Fellow, worked for the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, and wrote for the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. She spends her free time working towards a M.S. in Communication Management at Temple University, going for runs, and exploring Philadelphia on her beloved yellow bike, Marigold.

speterson@youthbuildphilly.org