National Afterschool Matters Fellowship Team
Sara Hill (Facilitator)
Sara Hill created and facilitated the first NASM Fellowship groups for four years while at the Robert Bowne Foundation in New York. Since then, she has been a senior consultant to NIOST for the project, as well as a facilitator for the second-year fellowship for the National Writing Project. Hill is currently the validation coordinator for a national project for the U.S. Department of Education, documenting best practices in supporting low skills students at community colleges. She was also on the research team for another Department of Education project documenting innovative 21st CCLCs. She has also documented youth programs internationally in Belarus for ChildFund International.
Hill has designed and delivered training, professional development and networking opportunities for hundreds of educators at all levels, including direct service staff and managers at youth organizations, public school teachers and administrators. She is currently the educational specialist for Family Dynamics, which runs several afterschool programs based at schools in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. In that capacity, she is working with group leaders to engage in inquiry about their work with children. She is the author of articles and book reviews on the topic of community education, OST, and professional development for youth workers. Her article, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Core: The Common Core Standards in Out-of-School Time" was published in the Fall 2014 edition of Afterschool Matters.