Rebecca S. Palmer
Rebecca Palmer has served the Community Resource Center as Director of Programs since October of 2014. Rebecca’s extensive and successful career in executive management of not-for-profit organizations, and direct experience in the development and implementation of programs, both domestic and international, that serve individuals and families who have been economically disadvantaged, positions her to direct CRC’s integrated set of client service offerings.
During her tenure, Rebecca has developed and improved multiple programs, including:
- Career Source, a revamped work readiness program tailored to individual needs, including financial literacy, credit score improvements, personalized budgeting and job placement
- Food & Nutrition Security program improvements which have increased accessibility for clients to basic benefits for Cal-Fresh and Medi-Cal
- Increased the enrollment of individuals in CRC’s suite of integrated support services
- Enhanced the impact of CRC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for community clients, through which earned income tax credits in excess of $1 million were generated back into the community through the Earned Income Tax Credit refunds received by qualifying families
- Increased access to CRC’s Counseling services through in-agency referrals and referrals through community partner agencies
Rebecca represents the Community Resource Center as a committee member of the Regional Continuum of Care Council for San Diego; the Family Asset Building Coalition (FABC); and the 25 Cities Regional Design Team to End Homelessness.
She recently was awarded the “2015 Champion of Hope Award” by the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, as selected by the membership for “an individual who fights endlessly to end domestic violence, who expresses HOPE- Healing, Opportunity, Prevention, and Education in San Diego County.”
Ms. Palmer holds a Masters of Science in Management of Community Behavioral Health Services from Trinity College of Vermont, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Maine.