Senior Director of Programming, Generation Citizen
Sarah Andes is the Senior Director of Programming for Generation Citizen (GC), the country’s largest Action Civics organization. In this role, she manages GC’s program design, quality, evaluation, and partnerships. Sarah joined the team in 2011 to help launch GC’s New York City site and served as NY Program Manager and NY Site Director before stepping into her current role. At the helm in NY, Sarah grew the local program from a small pilot to the organization’s largest site, developed an advisory board and grew local fundraising efforts, and co-led a successful campaign to amend state legislation to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to serve on local NYC community boards. At the national level, she has overseen the creation of Student and Teacher Leadership Boards for the organization, development of a new program model focused on teacher professional development, establishment of programming in OK and TX, and scaling efforts within GC’s six sites and to remote geographies beyond.
She has published numerous articles on and has led workshops across the country about GC’s work and the potential and pedagogy of Action Civics. Before coming to Generation Citizen, Sarah taught high school math in rural Mississippi. She grew up in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. in Geography and Plan II Honors and a certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy from the University of Texas.