I have worked in refugee camps in Thailand, with refugees in Kosovo, resettled refugees in the US and displaced persons in Colombia. With each community, I developed special and memorable relationship. Working in Colombia for the past five years, I have special fondness for the people and the country.
The rebuilding of communities and their inter-generational relationships after displacement due to man-made or natural disaster.
Sara M. Green, Founder, Executive Director, Art for Refugees in Transition, (A.R.T.) received her MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia Graduate School of Business (2001). In 2001, she traveled to Kosovo with the International Rescue Committee to examine programs and policies for children in armed conflict. In 2003, she implemented A.R.T.’s pilot program, working with Burmese refugees in Thailand, and returned in 2004 to expand the program. Ms. Green has been traveling to Colombia since 2004, overseeing the implementation and expansion of A.R.T.’s programs in Bogotá and Medellin. She has implemented and monitored all of A.R.T.'s US programs, in both New Haven, CT and Utica, NY. She holds a BFA in Dance (1988) and a BA in History (1989) from Ohio State University. Ms. Green has seven years of experience in management, fundraising, development and strategic planning for non-profits, including The New York City Ballet and Dance Theatre Workshop. Ms. Green danced professionally for 10 years in Europe and the U.S. Ms. Green currently manages the implementation of all US programs.