Currently, Sara Muempfer is a Senior Associate focused on the Economic Opportunity portfolio for the Baltimore Civic Site team at The Annie E. Casey Foundation. 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. Overarching, the Economic Opportunity strategies include funding direct workforce development services through community-based organizations, organizational capacity building and technical assistance, systems building work in partnership with Baltimore’s public workforce development system, with an explicit undergirding of racial and ethnic equity and inclusion. Prior to Casey, she was the Director of Workforce Development at Maryland’s Department of Human Services (DHS), leading two employment and training programs statewide- the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training programs. She earned her BS in Human Development Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and began her 20-year career in workforce development as a Job Developer at a community- based organization in Columbia, MD. Subsequently, she worked for Anne Arundel County’s workforce development board and Maryland’s Department of Labor, focused on disability and youth workforce development programs and initiatives. She is a current member of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board (BWDB), Good Business Works Advisory Board, Child Support Guidelines Review Committee, Greater Baltimore Committee Regional Workforce Development Initiative Steering Committee and the Foundations for Employment and Housing Community of Practice. Sara holds a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential and is a graduate of DHS’s Leadership Development Initiative and the Weinberg Sector Skills Academy. Ms. Muempfer currently lives in the Baltimore area with her 12-year old twin sons.