Oldmixon Consulting provides a range of research and advisory services that help public sector, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders amplify their impact. Sarah Oldmixon specializes in issues related to workforce development, college access and success for working learners, youth development, and adult education.
Sarah previously served as Chief of Development and Strategic Growth for the National Skills Coalition. Prior to her time at NSC, she was a Senior Director at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, where she managed the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative, a National Fund for Workforce Solutions affiliate. She has also served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and a David Fellow at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources. Early in her career, Sarah spent time at the Austin/Travis County Community Action Network and United Way Capital Area.
Sarah is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School. She has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, the District of Columbia’s Workforce Investment Council, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bangladesh.
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources
As a Visiting Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin’s Ray Marshall Center, I am working as a co-investigator for the Sector Strategies for Equity initiative, manage a regional labor market survey focused on the manufacturing industry, and provide support for a range of other evaluations and research projects.
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
On behalf of the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative and their partners at JPMorgan Chase & Co., I worked with Brian Kelsey of Civic Analytics to develop new a research report, Greater Washington Works: IT and Health Careers with Promise. The report focuses on how the Metro Washington region can address the skills gap and lift more of its residents out of poverty through careers in IT and Healthcare.
Working in partnership with consultant Loh-Sze Leung, I jointly manage Workforce Matters, a national network of 350+ members that leverages the collective knowledge, relationships, and experience of grantmakers to advance the field of workforce development.
Workforce Solutions Capital Area
In partnership with TIP Strategies, I provided research, strategic planning, and implementation guidance in support of the Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan. By better aligning education and training providers’ programming with employers’ needs, the plan aspires to help 10,000 economically disadvantaged individuals secure middle-skill jobs by 2021.
Areas of Practice
Coalition Building & Management
Peer-to-Peer Learning & Communities of Practice
Public Policy Analysis