Sara Guiang is an Americorps VISTA and PHENND Fellow at Juvenile Law Center. Her VISTA work focuses on the Youth Matters: Philly, a web-based app that bridges the gap between vital resources in the Philly community and foster, transition-aged, and unstably housed youth. In her role, Sara provides training on the app and improves its capabilities in order to break barriers toward access to services for young people.
Sara was born and raised in Las Vegas where she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree with a minor in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Previously, Sara was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected youth in the foster care system, as well as an advocate and lobbyist for international and domestic reproductive rights with PopConnect’s Capitol Hill Days.
Sara has also interned and volunteered with other trauma-informed nonprofits, where she provided case management services to clients with varying degrees of trauma and mentored both youth and womxn. She is passionate about using trauma-informed care as a tool for social justice work and empowering youth and young womxn.