On December 4, 2014, Senior Director for Community Resources, Rosemary Ordonez-Jenkins received an Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award from the National Association of Social Workers for recognition of her visionary and exemplary work.
A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Rose has committed both her personal and professional life to serving others in the community in which she lives. She genuinely believes in giving her time, her talents, her vast experience, and her committed compassion to those who need it most.
Generations of Bronx residents credit Rose with being a primary person who helped make their lives better – whether it was her message to stay in school and study, her commitment to help them find a job to support their family, or her tenacity in helping to connect them to the resources they needed, Rose was there for them.
As the Senior Director for Community Resources at Phipps Neighborhoods, Rose is an expert in overseeing the portfolio of transitional & supportive housing, as well as services for seniors and families living in affordable housing. In this role, Rose administers Phipps Neighborhoods’ social services programs for adults and families of economically-challenged communities in the Bronx and Manhattan to increase literacy, financial stability, access to necessary support services, and community involvement.
Congratulations to Rose, and thank you for everything you do for Phipps Neighborhoods and the Bronx community.