Staff

Hilary Binder-Aviles, Documentation & Evaluation Coordinator

A long-time resident of the District of Columbia, Hilary brings 25 years of experience working with nonprofits to build the capacity of organizations and coalitions engaged in community and systems change work. Hilary is especially passionate about creating spaces for young people to tell their truths and develop the tools to be change agents. She was co-founder and volunteer Executive Director of Sol & Soul (DC) and a founding board member of Voices Unbroken (South Bronx), both grassroots arts and activist organizations that nurture the voices of young people. She is also on the Advisory Board of MOMIES TLC, a social justice-focused after-school program for children in DC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wellesley College and a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. hbinderaviles@gmail.com

David Dodge, Communications Coordinator

David Dodge is a communications and policy specialist whose work is driven by a desire to help organizations develop comprehensive communications strategies in order to expand reach and impact. He has over a decade’s worth of experience working with non-profit, public sector, and advocacy organizations, and has developed a particular expertise partnering with organizations seeking to improve conditions for low-income and LGBTQ+ populations. David holds a M.A. in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in political science from New York University. dgdodge@gmail.com

Irma Rodriguez, New York Advisor

Irma Rodriguez is a graduate of the Hunter College School of Social Work and the former Executive Director of the Queens Community House. Serving over 25,000 Queens residents a year in 24 programs in eleven neighborhoods, QCH is the one of the premier settlement houses in New York City, getting its start in the Forest Hills community and expanding to other areas of Queens over the past forty years. Irma has also taught at several local colleges and universities, sharing her expertise and writing on such topics as community organization, social administration, and social work field instruction. The QCH is also actively organizing and advocating for expanding voting rights, preserving parks, and social justice campaigns.
 irmaerodriguez@gmail.com

Ken Rolling, Executive Director

Ken Rolling brings over forty years of engagement in U.S. and international social justice work, community organizing, and public school reform to the Community Learning Partnership. He is excited to be establishing CLP’s Community Change Studies programs across the country to provide opportunities for low-income and students of color to enter change careers. Over the course of his career he was Associate Director of the Woods Fund of Chicago where he developed the Fund’s community organizing and public school reform programs; Executive Director of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the largest privately-funded school reform effort in Chicago (President Barack Obama was the founding chair of CAC); National Executive Director of Parents for Public School (PPS), a Jackson, Mississippi-based national network of parents engaged in public school reform; and Administrative Director of the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition.  Ken serves on the boards of the Needmor Fund, a foundation based in Toledo, Ohio that supports community organizing, and Changing Worlds, a Chicago organization fostering inclusive communities and cross-cultural understanding through oral history writing and art programs. Ken is married and lives in Evanston, Illinois. He has two grown children.  ken@communitylearningpartnership.org

Andy Mott, Senior Advisor

Andy Mott is the founder and former Executive Director of the Community Learning Partnership.  Before CLP, Andy served as Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, a national nonprofit which helps grassroots groups build the power and capacity to change their communities and public policies for the better.  He also chaired several national coalitions including the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Coalition on Human Needs. At CLP, he convened the International Working Group on University Education for Community Change which brought together people involved in various parts of the world in creating undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare people to work on the front lines of community and social change.  Mott graduated from Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and served as Assistant Professor of National Development at Pahlavi University in Iran. andymott@communitylearningpartnership.