Sanaa Sharrieff

Sanaa Sharrieff is a mother of two adult children and a set of school-age twins. She has a BA in Psychology and some MA studies in Clinical Psychology, both obtained at North Carolina Central University. She has several years of experience in the mental health field with a focus on children and families. She is currently a COFI Facilitator. In the past, she has served as Parent Policy Council Chair at Macedonia Head Start in High Point. Prior to joining Ready Ready staff, she volunteered as a parent leader with the Guilford Parent Leader Network, served on the Guilford PLN Steering Committee as well as the All-PLN Steering Committee, and made contributions to the Ages 3-5 Design Group with a concentration in Social Emotional Learning. Sanaa also served as a parent voice representative on Ready Ready’s Board of Directors as well as its Finance Committee. Outside of Ready Ready, Sanaa serves as a co-host on The New Neighborhood podcast, which is centered around supporting young children and their families. She also contributes her time to volunteer service on Greensboro’s Ad-HOC Committee on African American Disparity (ACAAD) and is a strong advocate for children and families who have experienced domestic violence. Sanaa often lends her sewing and designing skills to teaching youth how to repair and create their own clothing. She enjoys spending time with her family, teaching entrepreneurship to youth, and serving the community through wellness.


Connie Colter

Connie Colter has served her community since moving to North Carolina four years ago. She has served as Vice president for her community board for the last four years in the Greensboro Housing Authority. She has served as a board member for YWCA Healthy Moms Healthy Babies for the last four years and continues to serve on the board after graduating from the program in May 2021. Connie attends Guilford Technical Community College as a full-time student. She is in the top 5% of her class and serves as President of the GTCC Communications Club. She has served as the Policy chairperson for the Ray Warren Early Head Start Center for two years. She is a recent graduate of the Ready Ready Community Organizing and Family Issues training. Inspired with the gift to help others, she is pursuing a degree in Special Education and Criminal Justice. In the future, she dreams of opening a school for children in the juvenile justice system to improve their educational opportunities. She is very active in the community while being a loving and devoted mother to her five children after overcoming domestic violence.