Director, Development

Cielo Contreras

Cielo Contreras is the Director of Development at CityWorks DC where she oversees our fundraising efforts. Prior to joining CityWorks DC in 2022, Cielo held various roles at Reading Partners including National Director of Institutional Giving and Development Director of Reading Partners’ DC region. While on the DC team, Cielo helped the region more than double and diversify its revenue. Cielo has also held development roles at various youth-serving and education nonprofits across DC including the Spanish Education Development (SED) Center, 826DC, and DC SCORES. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s in Sociology from Rice University. Cielo lives in Petworth with her husband, son, and their dog. In her free time, you can find her buying too many books, tending to their houseplants, and teaching craft workshops.