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Shirley Jean Sarmiento, American educator, court advocate, activist. Member Art Space, since 1995; founder Urban Arts, Buffalo, since 1994; volunteer Burchfield/Penny Art Gallery, Buffalo, since 1994; board directors Jubilee Fund, Buffalo, 1989-1991; volunteer MLK Committee, 1993, Movin On Residential House, 1995-1996; board member Housing Resident Council.


Sarmiento, Shirley Jean was born on November 28, 1946 in Buffalo.


Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and Social Science, Medaille College, 1980. Master Arts and Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2000.


Community health worker, Jesse Nash Health Center, Buffalo, 1979-1983;educator, Western New York Peace Center, Buffalo, 1984-1989;substitute teacher, Buffalo Board Education, 1990-1991;counselor, court advocate, LHI, Buffalo, since 1990;family advocate, educator to hearing disabled, Western New York LDA, since 1997.


Member Art Space, since 1995. Founder Urban Arts, Buffalo, since 1994. Volunteer Burchfield/Penny Art Gallery, Buffalo, since 1994.

Board directors Jubilee Fund, Buffalo, 1989-1991. Volunteer MLK Committee, 1993, Movin On Residential House, 1995-1996. Board member Housing Resident Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, travel, theater, movies, art galleries.


Daughter of John Clyde and Claudia Mary (Hall) Laughlin. Divorced; 1 child, Tolley C.