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Sarida Scott

Position: Business Owner
Categories: Business Owner
Sarida Scott is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. As the lead program officer for the Detroit office, Scott specializes in the area of employment equity for the communities of Detroit. Prior to joining the foundation, Scott was executive director of Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), where she led the advancement of their policy and strategic positions, managed fundraising and oversaw day-to-day operations. During her tenure, CDAD increased membership by more than 50%, developed a neighborhood project garnering over $250,000 in community mini grants, developed Detroit’s first online interactive community map, and raised more than $1 million for 2019 organization operations. Prior to this, Scott served as chief program officer for Michigan Community Resources, legal director for Michigan Community Resources and assistant corporation counsel for the City of Detroit Law Department. She has also served as an adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Michigan Dearborn. She has received a Ford Motor Company International Fellowship, Detroit Revitalization Fellowship and Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Fulcrum Fellowship. She has also taken part in the Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program and Harvard Business School Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Program. Scott earned a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.