Leadership in Little Rock
Our executive director, staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Little Rock by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.
Vice President & Executive Director for City Year Little Rock
Sarah Roberson serves as the executive director of City Year Little Rock. In this role, Sarah maintains strategic relationships with the Little Rock School District, City Year Little Rock’s Board, corporate and philanthropic partners and the wider Little Rock community.
Sarah is a proud City Year AmeriCorps alumna who served at Ryan Elementary School in San Jose, California. After her service year she became a member of the City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley staff. City Year brought Sarah to Little Rock in 2004 as part of the start-up team. She has served as a City Year vice president and the executive director of City Year Little Rock since 2012. Sarah has a long history in the nonprofit field, previously serving as the program coordinator for American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley and the director of programs for The Woman’s Foundation of Arkansas.
Sarah has a degree in political science from San Jose State University. She is a recipient of the Comcast Leadership Award, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Economic Security Award and the Pulaski County Youth Services Champions of Youth Award.
Sarah is originally from Bullhead City, Arizona but now considers herself a proud Arkansan. In her free time, Sarah enjoys staying active in her community through volunteering and sharing her expertise with organizations such as the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Service Commission, the Clinton Foundation and Second Baptist Church, where she is an active member.