Sarida Scott

Fulcrum Fellows

2019 - 2020

Focus Area:
Community and Economic DevelopmentRacial Equity
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University of Detroit Mercy
Assistant Professor and Director - Community Development Department
Detroit, Michigan

As a community development professional, Sarida Scott’s unique background in engineering and law have influenced an approach that is collaborative, data-driven and centered on people development. Sarida’s work is focused on advancing resident voice in Detroit. As a native Detroiter, ensuring that Detroit has an equitable recovery and return to its once legendary vibrancy is a professional and personal passion. Sarida has extensive nonprofit management experience through her leadership roles at Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), serving on multiple boards and management training through numerous fellowships. Her legal work in and on behalf of the community includes roles of city attorney, child advocate, and nonprofit legal director. Prior to joining the SACD faculty, Sarida served as a Senior Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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