Sarah Mesick brings over ten years of community organizing, programmatic and administrative experience to NPNA. Sarah’s work empowers grassroot immigrant leaders and builds organizational capacity within NPNA’s immigrant coalitions for immigrant-led service delivery connected to organizing and leadership development. Now based in her hometown of Milwaukee, Sarah previously worked in Chicago at the Southwest Organizing Project, leading successful voter registration campaigns; building teams of immigrant leaders to fight for policy change at the local, state and federal levels; leading a local New Americans Initiative (NAI); and, working in coalition to expand the largest parent engagement initiative in Illinois, the Parent Mentor Program. She graduated from Loyola’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program, concentrating in policy, migration studies and leadership development. Sarah’s prior education includes studying at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, the University of Minnesota and in Merida, Venezuela.