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Carlos Rodriguez
Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

Innovate Public Schools

Los Angeles, CA USA

"Your calling is where the world’s greatest needs meet your biggest strengths."

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Carlos's work combines: Politics, Education, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Senior Community Organizer

I help parents in working class communities create campaigns to improve education.


Day In The Life Of A Community Organizer

My Day to Day

I spend a lot of time in meetings. I'll have one-on-one meetings with either parents or leaders in the education space where I focus on figuring out where we can find common values and interests, and where we can move together. I also have group meetings where we bring together community members to talk through community issues and values.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science

    Loyola Marymount University

  • Graduate Degree

    Public Administration

    New York University

Life & Career Milestones

  • 1.

    I grew up in Los Angeles, California.

  • 2.

    While in college, I started gaining experience in social justice and community organizing.

  • 3.

    I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in political science and spent two years working as a community development organizer.

  • 4.

    I went back to school and earned my Master of Public Administration degree from New York University with an emphasis in civic engagement.

  • 5.

    After graduating, I got a job as the director of Christian service for Verbum Dei High School, where I spent two years working in community service in the education space.

  • 6.

    I’m now working as a senior community organizer for Innovate Public Schools, a nonprofit that helps parents and educators improve public schools.