Grant Writing and Resource Acquisitions
May 15 | 6PM—10PM & May 18 | 9AM—5PM
The course will provide a detailed, hands-on introduction to identifying grant opportunities and preparing effective proposals. Additionally, the course provides instruction on effective grants management techniques.
Sara Walkup has been working to provide innovative and inspiring programming to young people for more than ten years. Originally from East Lansing, Michigan, Sara attended Western Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. From there, she took her love of government to Washington, DC where she began working for the Close Up Foundation and spent four years working directly with students and teachers to provide engaging programs to participants from across the country and around the world. Sara spent her last six years at Close Up managing partnership programs with the US Department of the Interior, US Department of Justice, Bank of America, and various other corporate and foundation partners. In 2015, Sara moved to Miami and joined Miami-Dade County Public Schools as a District Supervisor in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration and Community Engagement. Sara is responsible for securing and managing external funding designed to enhance the educational experiences of students. Through the Master of Public Administration program at Florida International University, Sara will use her experience and knowledge to make a positive impact on the world around her.