As Chief Program Officer, Carol Rodriguez manages NALCAB’s programmatic work, including equitable neighborhood development, small business development and family financial capability. In addition, she oversees NALCAB’s federally-funded technical assistance programs to municipalities, states and rural nonprofit asset builders. Carol directs NALCAB's grant making program and training events to ensure NALCAB members receive best practices in the community development field.
She also guides the NALCAB Colegio: A Fellowship for Leaders in Community and Economic Development, which prepares the next generation of executives. The Fellowship is in its sixth year and has trained 84 new and emerging Latino leaders from 23 states.
Carol joined NALCAB after having served as Executive Director of the Community Leadership Institute; a nonprofit dedicated to providing community leadership development and training. She has more than 25 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sector at the national, state and local level. Her work has focused on expanding asset building and leadership opportunities for low income people.
She is a certified Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator, and a founder and Advisory Board Chair for Conjunto Heritage Taller, a cultural arts nonprofit in San Antonio. She serves on the City of San Antonio Housing Commission to Protect and Preserve Dynamic and Diverse Neighborhoods.
Carol is bilingual and has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from Southwest Texas State University.