White House Author
Sarah DeGrandpre is the Washington, D.C. Program Director at Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP), a non-profit dedicated to providing youth and young adults from around the country with comprehensive service-learning experiences in D.C. and New York City. She began at YSOP in July 2008 as an AmeriCorps State and National member. Throughout her two years of service, Sarah played a lead role in developing the AmeriCorps Leadership Council of Washington, D.C.. Sarah was chair of the council from 2009-2010, helping to provide networking and service opportunities to current and former AmeriCorps members in the greater D.C. area. Sarah was hired as YSOP’s D.C. Associate Program Director after completing her second term of service and most recently, was promoted to her current position. She holds a bachelor's degree from St. Michael's College in Vermont, where she was inspired to pursue a profession in the service sector. While a student there, Sarah organized a campus-wide donation program to produce $10,000 each year to help support a local service organization.