Erica Rangel is the Development Director at Enlace Chicago. Since 2012, Erica has played a number of roles at Enlace. In her current role, she oversees fundraising and marketing strategy for the organization. As Institutional Giving Manager, she managed Enlace’s diverse and extensive grants portfolio and, as the Executive Assistant, she ensured efficiency and consistency in operations and administration across the organization. While she was Lead Community Organizer, she worked closely with staff to formalize and facilitate the Enlace Leadership Academy; this led to over 150 leaders participating during that time. She also convened a local network focused on increasing access to basic needs. Prior to coming to Enlace, she was a Community Relations Coordinator at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, where she managed partnerships with over 125 organizations in predominantly Latinx communities. She was also a regular volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress for over 10 years, where she provided free assistance in filing tax returns in North Lawndale and Pilsen. She is currently a board member of The Learning Center, an adult education provider in North Lawndale. In all of her roles, she has been instrumental in launching and sustaining new initiatives. She graduated with an Associate of Science from Moraine Valley and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erica was born and raised in Little Village and currently lives there with her son.