Sarah Teater, Director of Capacity Building

As director of capacity building, Sarah oversees the management of CEDAM’s statewide capacity building programs: CEDAM’s AmeriCorps Program, MI Healthy Climate Corps, Community Development Fellowship, and MI Mobility Fellows Program. In addition to providing crucial capacity to organizations and municipalities across the state, these programs strive to attract and retain talent and support the emergence of community leaders who represent the full diversity of communities across Michigan. Sarah plays a key role in supporting program staff, building relationships with partners, strategy, and fiscal management.

Sarah also supports training and events to meet the needs of CEDAM’s member organizations.

Prior to her work at CEDAM, Sarah worked at the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment and managed Smart Money Coaching, a city-wide financial coaching program  Sarah has also worked to support families as a Neighborhood & Economic Development Manager for the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), overseeing place-based programming to increase housing stability, community safety, health and financial capability. She started her career as an AmeriCorps member for LIFT. Sarah received her MPP from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.