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Founding Executive Director

Pablo Rodriguez is the founding Executive Director of Communities for a New California Education Fund, and directs 11 full-time staff, over 40 part-time year-round canvassers who implement ongoing non-partisan voter engagement efforts via CNC's Sacramento, Merced, Fresno and Coachella Valley offices.

Since 2011, CNC Education Fund's Civic Engagement programs have engaged over 600,000 voters through phone banking and door-to-door canvassing. The implementation of CNC's integrated leadership development and mass voter engagement strategy spans seventeen counties in the San Joaquin Valley, Coachella Valley and Sierra Foothills. 

Prior to CNC, Pablo served as Director of the Dolores Huerta Community Organizing Institute, where he developed trainings for base building, and directed political action campaigns for organizations throughout California.  In addition, he developed service-learning programs with San Jose State University, the National Association of Social Workers, and Loyola Marymount University. In partnership with LMU, he initiated the development of the first micro-finance program focusing exclusively on farm workers in the United States.

Pablo currently serves as a board member of:

Community Water Center Action Fund in Tulare County

Courage California, board member

Advisory Committee member of: USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity

Advisory Committee member of UC Merced, Civic Capacity Research Initiative

Pablo has previously served as Board Chair with the Americans for Democratic Action Education Fund in Washington D.C., and on the boards of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project in Sacramento and La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley.