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Who We Are

Angela R. Rudolph (she/her)

As a proud Southsider and lover of all things Chicago, Angela has worked within the city's policy, advocacy, nonprofit and civil service landscapes as a way to learn from, influence and impact both the strengths and cha


llenges of her beloved home town. She has served as the President of Think. Plan. Do. Consulting (TPD) since 2012 and worked with a variety of nonprofits, political and governmental entities providing them with short and long term support in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising/grant writing, policy analysis/development and program management.


Angela has served as a Program Officer with The Joyce Foundation's Education Program spearheading their portfolio targeting grant making to support teacher quality, quality charter schools, early childhood education and the engagement of teachers, students, parents and community in education reform and the Director of Equity at the Grand Victoria Foundation where she leads the foundation's lead work to implement a race, equity, and justice strategy to advance community-driven systems change across Illinois. 

She has worked for three Chicago Mayor's -- Richard M. Daley as a Special Assistant where she led strategic initiatives around Ex-Offender reentry and spearheaded outreach to community-based groups and individuals to encourage their involvement in the policy process and as the Deputy Commissioner of the Youth Services Division at the Department of Family & Support Services under both the Rahm Emanuel and Lori Lightfoot administrations.  

Angela has a strong commitment to public service and is a proud alum of the University of Chicago's Civic Leadership Academy and she previously served as a Commissioner on the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Vice-Chair of the Illinois State Charter Commission, and a board member of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Illinois Department of Corrections' Advisory Board.


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