Sara Horowitz

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Sara Horowitz is the founder of Working Today, which she founded in 1995. Horowitz founded the Freelancers Union in 1995.

Horowitz was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1999. In 1996, the Stern Family Fund named her a Public Interest Pioneer, and she was also an echoing green fellow for four years.[1]

Presidency of Demos

In 2000 Rapoport became president and CEO[2] of Demos.

Miles sets Demos' agenda and oversees the management of the organization.

The organization was founded in 1999 by "social entrepeneur" Charles Halpern who recruited[3]such heavyweights as David Callahan, Rob Fersh, Stephen Heintz, Sara Horowitz, Arnie Miller, David Skaggs, Linda Tarr-Whelan and a then obscure State Senator from Illinois named Barack Obama to help him.

By 1999, Halpern had assembled a talented working group to develop Demos. Among them were David Callahan, a fellow at the Century Foundation; Rob Fersh, a long-time policy advocate; Stephen Heintz, Vice-President of the East-West Institute; Sara Horowitz, founder of Working Today; Arnie Miller, a leading executive recruiter; Barack Obama, then a state senator from Illinois; David Skaggs, a congressman from Colorado; and Linda Tarr-Whelan, an internationally recognized expert on women and economic development. This working group would eventually form the core of Demos' staff and Board of Trustees.

Under Rapoport's leadership Demos forged a close working relationship[4]with ACORN and its voter registration wing, Project Vote.

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