Alma Rodriguez is the program officer for public health and immigration at The Chicago Community Trust. Before joining the Trust, Rodriguez was a development associate at the National Latino Education Institute, managing fundraising activities. Her previous experience includes foreclosure prevention case management and community engagement at Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and coordinating civic engagement and volunteer services programs at Instituto del Progreso Latino, where she engaged and trained volunteers, oversaw outreach efforts for the New Americans Initiative and oversaw the AmeriCorps program funded through the National Council of La Raza. During her tenure at Instituto, Rodriguez was accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in urban planning and policy with a concentration in community development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She serves as a board member of Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Chicago Women in Philanthropy; as community engagement co-chair of Healthy Chicago 2.0; as co-chair for Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy’s Pláticas educational event series; as advisor to the CMAP Health Equity Committee; and as a steering committee member of the Illinois Immigrant Funders Collaborative, the Cook County Food Access Task Force—Food is Medicine Committee and the Cultivate: Women of Color Leadership Program.