Client Engagement Associate
Melanie Rodriguez, MSW is the first fully-remote Client Engagement Associate with Children’s Aid’s National Center for Community Schools, where she works with school districts and organizations to establish new community schools and support existing community schools in achieving demonstrable outcomes. Since first volunteering at a community school a decade ago, Melanie understood the capacity of the community school strategy to transform the lives of children, families and their community through intentional, long-term partnerships. While with the University of Central Florida Center for Community Schools, Melanie delivered individualized technical assistance to a network of community schools in Florida. In addition to her extensive community school experience, Melanie is a trained parent education facilitator and has worked as a social worker in clinical, nonprofit and educational settings providing biopsychosocial assessments, youth and family counseling, and intensive case management. Melanie holds a Master of Social Work from New York University.