Rachel Bailey Grants and Evaluation Specialist
Rachel Bailey joined the Umoja family in January of 2016 in the newly created Grants and Evaluation Specialist role. Splitting her time between the Evaluation and Development Departments she shepherds Umoja's grants process and works in collaboration with the Director of Evaluation to compile and assess all program impact data.
Prior to joining Umoja, Rachel has had an array of experiences with various other non-profits such as City Year, the YMCA and Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP). Directly after undergraduate school Rachel, with a passion for young people, began her career journey as an AmeriCorps volunteer with City Year. After gaining extensive program, evaluation and management experience through multiple roles with the organization she transitioned from City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock back to Chicago continuing in program and administrative roles with the YMCA and CCAP Community Schools’ programs.
With deep knowledge of on-the-ground community work in underserved schools Rachel found her strengths best suited in positions where she can build connections and structures across an organization, which has led to her experiences with finance, fundraising and evaluation.