Sarah Sebaly

Sarah Sebaly

Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy, Class of 2017, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Youth Strategy, Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan, Detroit, MI

Sarah Sebaly is the Director of Youth Strategy at the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), which is responsible for managing efforts related to the portfolio of talent pipeline and career pathway development. Much of her current work focuses on the oversight of the MI Bright Future program. In this role, Sarah is responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of MI Bright Future, as well as helping to shape regional career development strategies for youth, having analyzed best practices both nationally and internationally. Sarah also works to create a highly collaborative environment and relationship with all stakeholders of the talent pipeline to include K-12 education partners, community colleges, universities, workforce development, and employers.

Sarah has been with WIN since 2013 and has worked in several different program areas, leading her to a specialization in youth and K-12 workforce development. Sarah’s previous experience and training provided her with a strong platform for working in this area as well. Sarah came to WIN from Michigan Works! in Wayne and Highland Park, through which she gained a deep understanding of the workforce development systems as they operate in the State of Michigan and the various state and federal policies and regulations that determine that operation. Sarah has also been a part of several initiatives focused on improving chances at self-sufficiency for populations that are considered ‘hard-to-serve,’ including formerly incarcerated, low-skill, or chronically unemployed individuals.

Sarah is a Michigan native and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for both her bachelor’s in Psychology and her master’s in Social Work. During her master’s program, Sarah was a Community-Based Initiative Scholar in the City of Detroit, representing an inspired group of students dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities.

Sarah Sebaly is a member of the Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy Class of 2017, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

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