Sherman Dean is Groundwork Richmond’s Workforce Development Manager. Born in Bakersfield and the oldest of nine siblings, Sherman has been a Richmond resident for 15 years. His personal hero is his grandfather Vernon V Robinson, who Sherman describes as a perfect community-driven family man, visionary, and wise leader! “His community was his Family,” describes Sherman. “He helped improve the lives of so many residents out here in Richmond!” Sherman believes that working with Groundwork for the past three years has brought meaning and purpose to his life. He is so grateful to contribute to and further develop his social and leadership development skills at this organization!