Syderia is co-founder of the Greater Harlem Coalition and a former Vice President fJP Morgan Chase, Syderia spent more than 25 years promoting financial education within her community, providing technical and business assistance while collaborating with civic leaders, local politicians, and not-for-profits. Syderia is a recent past President of the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association (MMPCIA). She chaired their renowned annual neighborhood house tour and initiated their first annual holiday gala and silent auction to raise money for the annual college scholarship fund. Now in its 17th year, they have given 70 scholarships to Harlem HS graduating seniors. She was key in securing more than $7.9 million to restore Harlem’s Mount Morris Fire Watchtower, a New York landmark, which has significantly increased the number of visitors, improving the safety of Marcus Garvey Park. Syderia was instrumental in both introducing public art to the Lenox Avenue medians and in getting final approvals to extend the Landmark boundaries in the Mount Morris Historic District. Syderia continues to fight for her community and was victorious in stopping Mount Sinai Hospital from opening a new facility on 124th St that would have catered to people with addiction and substance abuse issues in a community overburdened with methadone clinics. Instead, Mount Sinai will serve the community with mental health counseling and primary care services.