Sara Muempfer has been the Baltimore Civic Site’s Senior Associate for Economic Opportunity at The Annie E. Casey Foundation since 2017. The Casey Foundation’s Baltimore Civic Site is building and investing in public, private, and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health, and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families. Muempfer directs and manages the Economic Opportunity strategies to include funding in-demand, skills-based training programs through community-based organizations, grantee capacity building and systems building work in partnership with Baltimore’s public workforce development system, all with an explicit focus of racial and ethnic equity and inclusion. She is a current member of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board, the Skilled Immigrants Task Force, and a statewide Child Support Guidelines Review Committee. Prior to The Casey Foundation, she was the Director of Workforce Development at Maryland’s Department of Human Services (DHS), leading two employment and training programs statewide — the TANF and SNAP E&T programs. She earned her BS in Human Development Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.