TAMPA, Fla. – OASIS (Outreach Assisting Students in Schools) is pleased to announce that Dawn Schulman has been promoted to the position of executive director. Schulman follows the previous long-term executive director, Ginger Bean, who will be moving onto the Advisory Board and working part-time as the site coordinator.
“Dawn brings to the job an exceptional combination of energy, sensitivity, and proven leadership to the challenges of working with students in need,” says Russell Johnson, board president. “Over the past five years, she has demonstrated strong management and organizational skills which are needed to grow our organization into the future. We expect Dawn to not only continue OASIS’ excellent programs, but to work with partners and funders to help expand OASIS’ programs to even more students.”
Under Bean’s dedicated leadership, the organization built on its strengths, developed new relationships and strengthened existing relationships with partners and supporters.
“Building on OASIS’ solid foundation, I will work hard to ensure low-income students are empowered to break the cycle of generational poverty by providing the resources they need to learn and grow into the future leaders of our community,” says Schulman. “I look forward to bringing the work of this essential organization to more students across Hillsborough County.”
More than 60 percent of Hillsborough County Public School students live in poverty. A grassroots, nonprofit, OASIS is dedicated to empowering at-risk and low-income HCPS students to break the cycle of generational poverty by providing them with basic necessities needed to fully engage in their learning.
OASIS operates from four sites across the County, and via an online delivery program. School social workers have access to free clothing, shoes, hygiene items and other necessities for students in need. OASIS prides itself on providing students immediate access to resources that help them feel comfortable and confident in the classroom and fully engaged in their learning.