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All three of our fitness centers are now open. As we reopen, you can be certain your health and safety is our top priority. Working out at the gym will feel a little different, but we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming experience. Learn more about our phased reopening plan or make a reservation to work out.

Deqa Sayid

Training Coordinator

Deqa Sayid is YWCA’s Training Coordinator. In this role she is responsible for the recruitment, planning, implementation and development of the Racial Justice Facilitator program.

Prior to joining YWCA Minneapolis, Deqa worked with Minneapolis Public Schools as a Family and School Advocate where she oversaw efforts to address and overcome incoming community complaints relating to school operations. She brings over 16 years of community service experience and a wealth of relevant education to YWCA Minneapolis. Deqa has worked with diverse communities at San Diego State University, the University of Minnesota and the International Rescue Committee.

Deqa holds a Mastery Certificate from Harvard Medical School in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma. She also holds a Master’s in Education—with a concentration on multi-cultural counseling—from San Diego State University, and a BA in Psychology from California State University-San Marcos.