Kate Rubalcava

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (801) 596-1800 ext. 4

Kate Rubalcava, joined the UNA team in January of 2016. Kate has over a seventeen years of community development, nonprofit, organizing and education experience. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to blend her learning of social justice, educational equity, and adult/college student development theory with practical knowledge and experience in her work with local nonprofits, school districts, government agencies, local municipalities, residents, and businesses in a way that has enhanced her experiential knowledge of communities. Her career, prior to joining UNA, includes leading Earn It. Keep It. Save It., Utah’s statewide coalition to provide Earned Income Tax Credit outreach, free income tax preparation, and asset development opportunities for CAP Utah. She established community schools for South Salt Lake City, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the sister-island nation of St. Kitts-Nevis, and promoted higher education and worked to increase community and resident leadership with University Neighborhood Partners. 

Kate is also an active member in her community. She has served on a variety of boards and committees over the years all with the focus of enhancing the community she has always called home (Salt Lake City's West Side). Her most memorable involvements were her service on the Police Civilian Review Board for Salt Lake City Police Department from 2014-2016 and the administration and oversight of a the creation of a mural in Jordan Park which turned a blighted building into a beacon of color and beautiy. She also proudly watched as her mentee of two years, a young Afghani woman invovled in Catholic Communtiy Services Youth Refugee Foster Care Program, walked across the stage and accepted her high school diploma in 2016. She has most recently served as President of the Board for the English Skills Learning Center where she served on the board from 2014-2017. She has also served as the resident co-chair for the University Neighborhood Partners' Advisory Board. Presently she serves as Secretary and Board Member for the National Council of Nonprofits (located in Washington, D.C).

Ms. Rubalcava has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and has also earned a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy. To restore balance from her activities, both professional and personal, she can be found running along the Jordan River Parkway, the 9-Line or the Porter Rockwell trail systems. A lover of movies you can also find her at the theater on five dollar movie night.