Sarida is a native and current Detroiter. She received a B.S.E. from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She began her career as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Detroit, primarily serving as a community prosecutor working with neighborhoods to address quality of life issues. She also spent a year at Legal Aid representing children in neglect and abuse appeals.
Sarida is currently the Chief Program Officer for Michigan Community Resources (formerly Community Legal Resources). Michigan Community Resources is a nonprofit serving nonprofit community groups by providing pro bono legal services and technical assistance. In this capacity, she oversees the programs of the three business lines.
Dec/Jan – Recent priorities include fundraising and oversight of the mini-grant program and new workshop series.
Link to Employer Website: Michigan Community Resources
Sarida enjoys running, gardening and reading – but doesn’t find as much time to enjoy these activities as she would like. She is married, has an almost 5-year old daughter and two step-children.