Sarah Guarini

Grant Writer

Sarah Guarini

Sarah received her B.A. in Secondary Education and English from North Central College. She believes in the power of stories and words and loves harnessing them to help make the world a kinder, safer place. Whether serving on the committee for her local Continuum of Care to End Homelessness or volunteering at the school library, Sarah loves surrounding herself with people who use their skills and passions to improve the lives of others. She pivoted from education to the non-profit sector, where she has been writing grants since 2014. Most of her writing has primarily benefited anti-human-trafficking organizations. She has also had the privilege of writing to help veterans, students with special needs, childhood trauma programs, workforce development programs, and historically underrepresented women and youth. When she’s not writing, she can be found immersing herself in nature, a good book, or quality time with her friends and family.

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Nomi Network Mentor Application

Help us create pathways to safe employment for survivors and girls at risk of human trafficking. Nomi Network is looking for committed and inspiring individuals to provide mentorship, workshops, seminars, internships, and work exposure to teen girls facing adversity and lack of opportunities in Dallas. This application will help us get to know you more as we seek to onboard and connect mentors with girls.


Tell us more about yourself, your inspiration, your career journey, and interests in volunteering.

This information is strictly confidential and will be used only as reference when matching volunteers with youth who come from similar backgrounds. (Check all that apply)

Thank you for taking the time to submit an application to empower girls through the Nomi Network mentor program. You are steps closer to team with us to provide crucial ways for adolescent survivors to break down barriers to economic empowerment. Next, we will reach out with available interview dates and times. We look forward to speaking with you.

Nomi Network Volunteer Interest

Help us create pathways to safe employment for survivors and girls at risk of human trafficking. Nomi Network is looking for committed and inspiring individuals to provide mentorship, workshops, seminars, internships, and work exposure to teen girls facing adversity and lack of opportunities in Dallas. Please take 5 minutes to record your interest in the volunteer opportunities below.


This information is strictly confidential and will be used only as reference when matching volunteers with youth who come from similar backgrounds. (Check all that apply)

We aim to provide a team of mentors of the girls in our program. With this model, there are two kinds of mentors:

1. Mentor Team Member- This mentor is a part of a team and will provide specific support to the mentee based on her area of need. This role can be virtual and the commitment can be 1 or 2 years with the expectation of a monthly check-in with the mentee. This mentor's experience aligns with the mentee's career interests and will help her in specific phases of her career path. For example, they may walk her through the college application process, help her look for a job or internship, or assist her in gaining access to resources like scholarships, fellowship programs, or government assistance. This mentor might also help her gain specific skills such as networking, public speaking, interviewing, financial acumen, entrepreneurship, self-motivation, etc.

2. Mentor Team Lead- This mentor will be based in Dallas and commit to 1-2 years with their mentee leading her team of mentors. This high-level commitment includes coordinating with Nomi Network staff and the multi-disciplinary team prior to the girl's discharge from the Dallas County Juvenile System. They will be a part of her re-entry plan and treatment, and build face-to-face rapport. The mentor team lead will set up monthly or bi-monthly meeting with the mentor team to assign roles and projects to the other mentors based on the mentee's needs. Nomi Network's Mentor Coordinator will support each mentor team lead throughout the 2 year process.

Let us know which areas of involvement you would like to pursue.
Thank you for recording your interest in volunteering with Nomi Network to provide crucial ways for adolescent survivors to break down barriers to economic empowerment. We will get back to you with more specific expectations and lay out clear ways to implement these opportunities for youth in our program. Our partnerships team will work with you to set up a timeline and coordinate efforts. Depending on the area of involvement, training may be required.