Youth Programs Specialist

Ms. Dawson is responsible for outreach, marketing, and youth recruitment while providing invaluable support to instructors in ONIC’s place-based youth programming. Her role extends to handling administrative and record-keeping responsibilities to ensure programmatic compliance. Over her 15-year career with ONIC, Ms. Dawson has not only cultivated a strong rapport but has also established enduring relationships with a diverse group of youth and their parents/guardians within ONIC’s communities.  As a certified Youth Development Professional, she finds motivation in the success stories of the youth she has nurtured relationships with, guiding them to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. Ms. Dawson joined ONIC in 2008.