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Sarah Vrabic

Early Childhood Senior Program Manager

Sarah Vrabic has worked professionally with families experiencing homelessness for over a decade and has witnessed firsthand how education can change the trajectory of someone’s life. Her work has primarily focused on how experiencing homelessness can influence child development and family well-being, and how collaborating systems can promote resilience in the environments young children find themselves in every day. Sarah began her career as a Community Consultant and Early Childhood Education Specialist with The BELL Project at HopePHL (formerly People’s Emergency Center), a non-profit in Philadelphia serving families and youth experiencing homelessness. In this role, she facilitated cross-systems collaboration between family housing and early childhood education programs, creating partnerships to enroll and better serve the young children in their care. She then became Project Manager of the Everyday Learning Play Spaces initiative at HopePHL, where she led a collaborative team to bring trauma-informed design and playful learning spaces into shelter environments by engaging staff and families as co-designers of their new space. As SchoolHouse Connection’s Early Childhood Senior Program Manager, Sarah is excited to work on a national level to overcome homelessness through education for our nation’s youngest learners. She is thrilled to be a part of the SchoolHouse Connection team.

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Villanova University with a focus on resilience in child development within adverse contexts. Sarah currently resides in Philadelphia with her partner and their two precious cats, Laszlo and Nadja.