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Sarah Griffin

Sarah Griffin

Mentoring Program Specialist

College Now Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

Nonprofit YP passionate about the development of others through higher education and mentoring. Experience in volunteer management, event planning, financial aid, project planning, and social media. Cleveland native, dog lover, podcast enthusiast, continual learner.





College Now Greater Cleveland

Mentoring Program Specialist

Helping more Cleveland area students succeed in college through scholarships, mentoring, and staff support.

There are 3 parts to my job:
1. Volunteer Management: supervise 600 current mentors, assist in recruiting 400+ new mentors, and oversee screening & training of new mentors.

2. Student Support: advise 600 current college students, help with financial aid & FAFSA issues, connect students with internships, process scholarship paperwork

3. Program Administration: write the curricula, implement surveys, plan events for 50 to 500 people, and manage our College/University Partnerships


College Now Greater Cleveland

AmeriCorps Ohio College Guide - Mentoring & Retention

A year of service that sparked my passion for mentoring, college access, and helping students graduate


Executive-In-Residence Project, McDonough Leadership Center

Team Leader

Teams of Marietta College students worked with local businesses to assess and improve their employee engagement. Students interviewed managers to better understand the organization, wrote a custom survey to assess the level of employee engagement, implemented the survey to employees, and then analyzed the survey results to provide recommendations for improvement.

Marietta College

Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Leadership Studies

Combined a major in International Leadership Studies with a specialization in Latin America and minors in Political Science and Management for a unique, liberal arts education.

Universidad Veritas

Study Aboard, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies

Studied at Universidad Veritas while living with a host family in San Jose, Costa Rica. Class took: Intermediate Spanish, Costa Rican Culture, Latin American History, Intercultural Communications.