Rosewood Court Affordable Housing Complex

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, Support Organization
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, College/University, Adults/Professionals, Other
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

Our program is based out of Rosewood Court Apartment Complex, which is affordable housing through Housing for Hope for low-income residents. Our core values which lead our work are human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity and option for the vulnerable. Our principles which guide our work are collaboration, excellence, education and stewardship.

Because our housing is funded through tax credits, we are within a contract to provide required services within the housing complex. Although we are given the list of services we are required to provide, we as community coordinators can interpret the best way to fulfill them. This is done through asset based mapping, recognizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and most importantly relationships with our community members. 

Most of my energy goes into our community's garden, basketball court, and community rooms; AKA where all the magic happens. 

The main goal in my line of work is to work myself out of a job. The art, garden projects, service projects, community meetings, and gatherings we do within our program all revolve around building healthy leadership and ownership of one’s community. At the end of the day, I go home but the families who live at Rosewood stay- hopefully for years.