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 is a co-founder and a partner at Cid & Macedo, Inc. Previously she served as a Chief of Staff for District 7 at the City of Fresno. She practices civil litigation, provides general counsel services, and is a consultant working on policy issues. Her interests include supporting local municipalities, small businesses, and community nonprofits. She is also a career development coach focusing on women of color. Previously she was an Associate at a Central Valley plaintiff’s law firm working on catastrophic personal injury cases and an Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow focusing on providing free legal assistance to low-income communities in the Central Valley.
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
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.