Director of Community Engagement | United Way of Metro Chicago
As the director of community engagement, Jackie guides grant making initiatives and collective impact planning for United Way of Metro Chicago’s 10 Neighborhood Network coalitions. She mobilizes government, nonprofit, small businesses and community leaders around common community goals. Additionally, she oversees United Way’s AmeriCorps program, which places 12 AmeriCorps members across our 10 Neighborhood Networks for a year of service addressing critical community needs.
Jackie has more than 10 years of experience in community and civic engagement. Prior to joining United Way in 2015, she worked for Chicago Public Schools and Mikva Challenge. She was the recipient of the 2016 Hispanics in Philanthropy Next Generation Fellowship and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from DePaul University.