Sade Gilbert is a Raleigh native and committed to addressing homelessness and affordable housing in the Triangle. Sade's mother, Wanda, planted the seed of community engagement when Sade was four years old. As a family they canvassed, voted, and backed several campaigns together. This experience as a child shaped her grassroots spirit.
As a minority, Sade focuses on creating opportunities to close the gap between the marginalized and the mainstream. She serves as the social media coordinator for the Southeast Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council. As a graduate of the Raleigh Neighborhood College and Citizens Leadership Academy she uses the skills learned to establish community relationships. Sade believes that inviting more young adults to the decision-making table in Raleigh will help reshape the city and build bridges.
Professionally, Sade has worked in sales for eight years. Her journey began as a student caller raising funds for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Phone-a-thon. She built rapport, overcame objections, raised money, and used those skills to propel her IT sales career. Sade is married and the mother of two. She and her wife are devoted members of Open Table United Methodist Church and believe in Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors for all. When she's not promoting advocacy, she's rooting for the Tar Heels (and everyone but Dook), spending time with friends, family, and traveling.