Carlos F. Rosales

Director of Community Engagement

Carlos is a first-generation American a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx Community who believes that every person had the voice and right to shape their lives in an inclusive, just and equitable society. A resident of Queens, Carlos has almost a decade of experience in shaping community lead approaches and takes pride and taking a community first approach across all areas of work he is a part of.

In his current role at CCC, Carlos focuses on community engagement, organizing, strategic partnerships, and thought leadership. He builds and strengthens relationships with CCC’s community-based partners, child and family service providers, elected community leaders, neighborhood alliances, faith-based organizations, and members of the community living across New York City and State.

In addition to his community engagement portfolio, Carlos also serves a leading role in several important initiatives at CCC including our Early Intervention equity project in partnership with the NYC Bureau of Early Intervention and United for Brownsville, the Advocacy Council, our Justice-Equity-Diversity-Inclusivity (DEIJ) strategic process, and community led approaches in our existing campaigns and coalitions.

His work in private, public, and nonprofit sector over the last 10+ years has allowed Carlos to cultivate a wide range expertise including organizational change leadership and management, facilitation, partnership development, and centering community voice through participatory engagement. This includes bringing these skills to make a difference towards social justice issues he is passionate about including those impacting the LGBTQ+ community, climate change, mass incarceration, community/grassroots organizing, issues concerning the Latinx community, child and family well-being, the U.S. Decennial Census, and racial equity in the workplace and beyond.

Carlos has worked with various organizations including The Center for Human Development and Family Services, Humanities Action Lab: States of Incarceration and NYC Parks GreenThumb, and South Bronx Rising Together.

In 2022 Carlos was a member of Leadership Fellows New York, receiving a Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, a senior college of The City University of New York.

Carlos holds degrees in Political Science & History from Ithaca College, and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management with a focus on Organizational Change from The New School.

Director of Community Engagement