By Rocio Witte
EAST ALDINE – BakerRipley has announced that Rosalva “Rosie” Hernandez is the new Manager of Community Development for our BakerRipley East Aldine Campus!
Rosie has been with BakerRipley since 2017. She started off in our Youth Program as a Community Youth Assistant at Gulfton and then got promoted to a Community Resource Specialist working with the Community Center team at Gulfton in 2018. Rosie transferred over to East Aldine in 2019, which is where she grew up and has lived her whole life. She spent some time on our Rental Assistance Team as an Intake Eligibility Specialist for about a half year during the pandemic. Rosie has always stood out as a leader in all the roles mentioned. Her dedication and passion for serving the community has always been exemplary. She takes the time to listen and take proactive action. This combined with her in-depth knowledge of and connections with the community, is what made her the best choice for Manager of Community Development for the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus.
Rosie will now be managing the day to day operations of the center such as classes, workshops and events, the center team, partnerships with other non-profits, etc. As a reminder, I moved into my new role as Community Developer over a month and a half ago so I manage the fundraising efforts/ events, in-kind donations, revenue goals for the center, partnerships with private agencies, Advisory Committee, etc. You can think of Rosie handling our internal center operations and me as external relations for the center. If you are not sure which of us to reach out to, feel free to reach out to both of us as we are both as equally available to our partners and maintain strong communication with each other.