We are social justice attorneys whose philosophy is to live and work within the communities we serve. As the daughters of strong immigrant parents, we believe everyday people are the key to transforming their own communities. The community holds power now. We bring an impeccable reputation from partnering with community, non-profits, government, philanthropy, and other sectors to accelerate policy and systemic change. Where others see problems and impossible barriers, we see solutions and opportunities.
With roots in Southeast LA, the Bay Area, and Central Valley we have experience advancing social justice across issues, counties, and racial/ethnic communities. We will:
Change power dynamics so community voices are an unstoppable force;
Provide strategic support for women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and progressives running for elected office;
Research, strategic planning, and analysis for clients that share our commitment to social justice, long-term power building, civic engagement, and community organizing;
Provide pro bono support to non-profit organizations that are transforming the Valley;
Provide mentoring and opportunities for younger generations to lead the Valley.
Aida S. Macedo graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine with her B.A. in Political Science and Chicana/o studies and her law degree from the University of California, Davis. She was raised in South Gate, a city in southeast Los Angeles by a loving immigrant family and was the first in her family to go to college and attain a law degree. Ms. Macedo is a practicing attorney, policy advisor, and has a deep commitment to movement-building; providing political expertise; and community-led social change.
Amparo Cid graduated magna cum laude from Santa Clara University and received her J.D. from UC Davis School of Law. She is the proud daughter of immigrant factory workers. Ms. Cid previously worked as a Program Officer at Sierra Health Foundation. In that role, she led an effort, the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, that is a model for philanthropy to advance health equity in underresourced areas. Prior to her role in philanthropy, Ms. Cid was the Director of the Sustainable Rural Communities Project at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) where she had the privilege of working to advance local, regional, and statewide efforts.
Attorney at Law / Consultant
Evelyn Barajas graduated from Long Beach, DeVry University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Born and raised in Los Angeles from Mexican immigrant parents, Evelyn has developed her career as a Web Producer / Digital Content Producer. Over the years, her role in the tech industry has evolved and expanded to overseeing all phases of ongoing projects. She has an exceptional knowledge of digital media and enjoys wearing many hats. Mrs. Evelyn has partnered with Cid & Macedo, Inc. where she has the freedom to be creative, and can assist in advancing the Central Valley community.
Digital Content Producer / Consultant
If you need a pathway to advance your organization's priorities at a local, regional, state, or national level, we are interested in learning more. Contact us to begin your journey today.