Director of Leadership Development Programs
Ms. Salgado graduated from CCRH’s Rural Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development in 2003 and has a bachelor in business administration from the University of San Diego. Her responsibilities include program publicity and outreach, intern and host agency recruitment and placement, development of intern and host agency trainings and technical assistance, partnership agreements with outside trainers, site visits, monitoring, evaluation of program performance and fund development. To date she has graduated 78 students from the program, built partnerships with NeighborWorks America, the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust and the California State VISTA Americorps Program. She has successfully overseen program expansion to Washington State and Oregon; currently supporting Chicanos Por La Causa in Arizona implement an internship program based on our model.
Before joining CCRH in 2005, she worked as a project developer for three years with Community Housing Works in San Diego County. There she successfully packaged and developed three properties with 168 units total. She is fluent in Spanish and, coming from an immigrant and underprivileged background, has a strong cultural and social affinity for ensuring better opportunities and quality of life for under-represented communities.