Rebecca Clarkin

Chief External Affairs Officer

Rebecca joined Youth Guidance in 2014, and has more than a decade of external affairs experience in the nonprofit human services field.

Rebecca built broad experience in development, communications and advocacy while at Children’s Home + Aid, one of Illinois’ largest social service agencies.

Rebecca spent the last three of her six years with the organization as Vice President of External Affairs, achieving significant increases in philanthropy year after year. She then served as Little City Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, where she launched a major gifts program and secured the organization’s first ever $1 Million gift from an individual donor.

Rebecca earned a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.