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Sarah Branley Harel

Campaigns and Events Manager

Sarah Branley Harel is the campaigns and events manager for Understood.org. A versatile team member with more than a decade of experience in the field, she leads all digital campaigns and event opportunities from their inception through final execution.

Having worked in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, Harel carries a wealth of experience. Prior to joining Understood, she created content for and managed an online community of young girls at Girls. Inc., led marketing efforts for multiple luxury properties in Manhattan, and produced events across the U.S. and abroad. At CIVIC, a strategic marketing agency in NYC, she was tasked with panelist selection and local outreach for events in seven major markets, which aired live on NBC as part of their Education Nation initiative. She also coordinated projects for the NFL, the Weinstein Company, Lifetime Television, HBO, and Apollo Education.

Harel studied at Paris-Sorbonne University and is a graduate of Pace University in lower Manhattan with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

WASHINGTON–For years, countless children with disabilities in Texas have been denied services they are guaranteed by law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Yesterday’s findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) confirm the serious and systemic failure to serve children under IDEA that has taken place … Continue reading Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

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