Sarad Davenport, CAPM (he/him)

Vice President of Operations

Sarad Davenport is a social innovator and human service professional with a track record of producing positive population-level outcomes. He has a long history of developing and accelerating cross-sector partnerships using asset-based community development practices. Prior to joining TMI, Sarad served as Principal for Organizational Health & Performance at the Communities In Schools National Office (CIS National), where he provided technical and operational support to non-profit leaders throughout the country. While at CIS National, Sarad also served on the Health & Economic Mobility policy group at the Brookings Institute. In addition, Sarad co-lead collective impact work with national partners, Strive Together and the Coalition for Community Schools in communities across the country. He served as the founding director of the Charlottesville Promise Neighborhood, also known as City of Promise, a federal Department of Education planning grant recipient. Sarad spent more than five years working with key stakeholders to build City of Promise into a sustainable and outcomes-driven organization focused on improving life outcomes for youth and families in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sarad is credited as a primary architect of the Charlottesville Inclusive Media Project which was chosen as one of the North American winners of the Google News Initiative and has been recognized nationally for its work in promoting inclusive media.

Sarad is a certified project manager, a licensed Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) administrator, and has worked at the local, regional and national levels to improve systems, workflows, and processes for organizations and institutions.

Sarad Davenport

"I think Sarad has really brought attention to a community of people... He helped families draw on their strengths.”

 

— Cathy Smith Train,
Former President,
United Way, Thomas Jefferson Area