The Rosedale Center for Girls was honored to receive the Community Partner Award of the Year from the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice at Fordham University. The presentation was made at The Spirit of Service Awards dinner at Fordham University on April 28, 2011.
Rosedale, located in the Soundview section of the Bronx, is a supplementary educational center that serves 150 girls aged 9 through 18 annually. For the past several years Rosedale has partnered with Fordham University; the after-school tutoring and Saturday clubs offered at Rosedale are largely carried out by Fordham student volunteers. During the current school year over 60 Fordham students have volunteered at Rosedale.
Laura Barker, Programs Director at Rosedale and a Fordham alum, gave the keynote address at the event. Laura spoke eloquently about the impact her experience as a student volunteer and later as Programs Director at Rosedale had had on her life. ”Rosedale’s focus is on educating the whole person….If you work at Rosedale…you are challenged to be a person of strong character yourself…so that, in turn, you can be a good role model.” The event was attended by graduating seniors and faculty who have been involved in the Fordham service programs.
Rosedale is currently holding registrations for its summer programs. Interested families may contact Rosedale Center at 718-328-4090 or by visiting here.