Saida Omar, St. Cloud Program Manager
Saida comes from a very unique collective society. She grew up with a tremendous family, speaking more than three languages. Saida earned a bachelor degree in Applied Sociology from St. Cloud State University. Saida has worked with St. Cloud Oromo Community Organization. While there, she taught immigrants how to settle in Minnesota. She also taught a citizenship class that supports immigrants’ journeys in becoming U.S. citizens. When she was in college, she was involved in the Muslim Students’ Organization, Oromo Students Organization, and Somali Students Organization. Saida is a trained civil mediator (30-hour rule 114 training with CRC 2016), and at CRC has experience working with students in St. Cloud schools as a mediator, conflict coach, and circle keeper, including high risk students at the alternative school. Saida was site coordinator/ coach at The Sanneh foundation working with a cohort list of 30 students.