Founder of Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project
Sarah Ludwig, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), is a leading advocate on community equity and financial justice issues. Since founding NEDAP in 1995, she has worked with hundreds of grassroots groups to develop local organizing and advocacy strategies to address redlining and lending discrimination. Sarah leads New Yorkers for Responsible Lending, a coalition of 120 community and consumer groups and community financial institutions dedicated to combating predatory lending practices. Sarah was a 2000 fellow in the Rockefeller Foundation’s Next Generation Leadership Program, and in 2002 received the Union Square Award. In 2004, she was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World award. In 2006, Sarah was appointed to serve on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council.