Angel Ysaguirre worked with the Illinois Humanities Council from 1999 to 2005 as director of Programs. He then went on to work for the McCormick Tribune Foundation, and oversaw the grantmaking in the areas of homelessness and youth development, among others. Ysaguirre then managed grantmaking at Boeing before returning to the Illinois Humanities Council and taking the position of Executive Director.
Ysaguirre developed “Brown v. Board 50 Years Later: Conversations on Race, Integration, and the Courts”, “Einstein’s Revolutions”, and founded the Odyssey Project, a series of college-level courses in philosophy, literature, history, art history, and critical thinking and writing for low-income students.
He also co-authored A Guide to Funding Youth Development.