Rebecca manages our grant writing and institutional giving. She has a MFA and 16 years of experience in grants and program development, fundraising, research, and strategy services to nonprofit organizations. She first worked with The West Side Commons in 2003 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer. During her VISTA service, she facilitated our certification as a federal Housing Counseling agency under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and secured our first federal grant with HUD.  Rebecca has worked with various other organizations over the years and has a successful track record of securing private and public funds totaling more than $35 million.