Ms. Rowe-Riddick took over leadership of Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC) at a critical juncture. Facing a gentrifying Brooklyn with a growing diverse populace post the founder’s retirement, Ms. Rowe-Riddick utilized her years of experience working at the agency, from the ground up, to institute new policies, building CDSC into a 21st century agency with a wi-fi hotspot in the neighborhood park, social media integration, an indoor hydroponic farm and plans to create a community arts center, to list a few.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and the recipient of a master’s degree from the School of Education and Human Development, Ms. Rowe-Riddick understands the need for change and is both eager and equipped to rise to the shifting needs of the community.
Her vision is both bold and progressive. Ms. Rowe-Riddick believes that community empowerment begins with strong, unified families and a social service organization that serves as a comprehensive, “one-stop-shop” for every person in the neighborhood.