Name: Sabrina Clark
Leadership Charlotte (LC) Class: 40
Title/Company: Policy & Practice Model Supervisor, Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Education: Bachelor of Social Work-North Carolina Central University (Eagle PRIDE!!) Master of Social Work-University of Michigan (Go BLUE!!)
Current personal or leadership goals: To be the light & change the game…by positively contributing to the lives of, or improving conditions for, as many people as possible.
If you could describe your Leadership Charlotte experience in three words or phrases what would they be? Resonant. Awakening. Infinitely Impactful.
What advice that you would you give to current Leadership Charlotte participants? During my program year in Leadership Charlotte, I frequently heard the phrase “challenge by choice.” I would encourage current LC participants to choose the challenge—in the way that is most meaningful and will most contribute to your growth—during your remaining time in the program. Be intentional, reflective, and commit to making every moment of your experience count. And continue to choose the challenges that matter most, for your benefit and that of our community, on the other side of your LC journey.
Favorite way to spend a weekend in Charlotte: In my down time, I greatly enjoy exploring all that Charlotte has to offer. Partaking of the many options within Charlotte’s vibrant arts/culture and culinary scenes brings me joy and keeps me balanced.
Favorite nonprofit or community organization in Charlotte and why: Two of my favorite local non-profits are Council for Children’s Rights and Foster Village Charlotte. As a social worker and child advocate, both organizations champion missions that overlap with my own—they stand in the gap for some of our community’s most vulnerable children and families and commit to providing an array of tangible and advocacy-focused supports designed to enhance their well-being.
What are you doing in the community these days? I am honored to leverage my passions and experiences to serve our community as a member of the boards of Leadership Charlotte, Foster Village Charlotte, and Council for Children’s Rights. These three organizations allow me to directly support, and energize others around, the causes of community leadership and child welfare. I also take distinct pleasure in paying the lessons of my career forward to the next generation as an adjunct faculty member at UNC Charlotte’s College of Health & Human Services-School of Social Work.