Welcoming New Membership Development Coordinator, Rebecca Trout

Rebecca has a passion for community service and activism and is thrilled to be at an organization which believes that the most complex social issues can be solved by creating equitable, thriving communities dedicated to civic engagement.

As I was winding down my Peace Corps service and beginning to think about future job prospects, I set the goal of finding work with an organization dedicated to one or more of the issues I was passionate about: climate change, education, social justice, democracy, human rights. When I saw the opening at the National Civic League, it was almost too perfect. With this opportunity, I don’t have to choose which of my passions to focus on because civic engagement really is the foundation for solving all these issues. What I’m most excited about working on at the National Civic League is reinvigorating our membership base and finding ways to engage all the inspiring individuals who are finding innovative ways to improve their communities. My first few weeks have only served to confirm my initial excitement for the position as the staff at the National Civic League are truly passionate and professional about what they do.

Rebecca Trout is the Membership Development Coordinator at the National Civic League. In this role she assists with meetings and events, membership communications and outreach as well as routine office operations. Rebecca has over five years of membership and project management experience. She worked in the access department at the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) from 2011-2015, where she helped expand the access to quality end-of-life care to typically underserved populations. Rebecca left NHPCO to pursue a passion of international service and travel with the Peace Corps. During her service in Botswana from 2015-2017, Rebecca helped to coordinate her village’s HIV/AIDS intervention plan. Additionally, she was part of a team which solicited a U.S. Embassy grant to fund and open a community youth center. Rebecca was raised in Oklahoma and attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO where she earned her B.A. in political science, international relations and critical thought and inquiry.

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