Gala 2017 is just over a month away – and those of us close to the planning know the party wouldn’t be nearly so epic save for the contributions of our co-chairs: creative, committed supporters of one-to-one mentoring – and JBBBS! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the faces behind Gala 2017. Join us at the House of Blues on April 1 to meet these and other inspiring members of our community – and to learn how you can become a part of it.
Sara Miller is a proud Big Sister who has been involved with the organization and its young professional community for several years. She says her favorite activities with her “Little” include arts and crafts, baking and adventures to encounter all kinds of animals. (Plus, no outing is complete without ice cream!) “My Little and I are equally convinced that the agency is the best at match-making. We’ve discovered some crazy coincidences along the way: We both have dogs named Ace, and my Little Sister shares the same birthday as my cousins!”
Sara is employed as an account manager at an analytic healthcare technology company. She graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a political science degree, focusing on education policy. During her junior year in college, she spent nine months studying in Washington, D.C. and interning at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She says these experiences furthered her interest in policy relating to under-served communities and inspired her to pursue service work after graduation. Upon completion of her studies, she served for two years with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program which aims to address the high school dropout crisis by providing attendance, coursework, and social-emotional coaching to students. Sara’s time serving in a 7th grade classroom in Dorchester illuminated for her the vast differences in resources and support that students of low-income receive compared to those from affluent communities. Sara is a board member for the Wily Network and a member of the Ambassadors Circle with City Year Boston. She views these, as well as her Big Sister experience, as ways to remain involved with education, mentoring and social justice work locally.
To learn more, or for ticket information, visit our Gala 2017 Registration Page.