Community School Associate for PS 111, School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism, New York City
Kiara Rodriguez is a Community School Associate working with PS 111, School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism, in Queens, New York. As a Community School Associate, she collaborates with the Community School Director for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy with a focus on building and maintaining relationships with administration, faculty, staff, students, and families. Prior to joining CSS, Kiara was an AmeriCorps member with City Year New York where she mentored and coached students in the areas of attendance, academics, and social-emotional learning. She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member in the Office of Community Schools, Department of Education, where she collaborated with the Director of Capacity Building to implement monthly professional development sessions for Community School Directors. Kiara holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).