DIRECTOR OF POLICY & STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (WORKS)
Francesca de la Rosa has over fifteen years of community organizing, direct advocacy and campaign development experience. Francesca began her organizing career shortly after college as an Organizing Fellow with the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute. Since, Francesca has worked on a variety of public policy issues including economic justice, food security, affordable housing and homelessness. Francesca’s campaign experience includes community-driven advocacy campaigns as well as work in the electoral arena. In 2008, she served as Senior Field Manager for the No on Proposition 8 Campaign and in 2004 as Field Director for the California Democratic Party’s Every Vote Counts Campaign.
Francesca’s most successful community organizing efforts were as Campaign Director for the Center for Food and Justice at Occidental College where she led the campaign development, organizing strategy and youth mobilization efforts in four consecutive school food victories including the LAUSD soda ban campaign in 2002. Since 2009, Francesca has served as Director of Policy and Strategic Alliances at Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (WORKS), a nonprofit affordable housing developer, overseeing WORKS’ food policy change efforts and edible landscaping program at six housing communities. Francesca is a native of Los Angeles and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from Mount St. Mary’s College.