Marcia Rowe-Riddick was handpicked by founder Freddie Hamilton to take over the reins of CDSC upon Mrs. Hamilton's retirement in 2006. Mrs. Hamilton groomed Ms. Rowe-Riddick for the role, insisting that she serve in various capacities at the agency so she would be fully prepared to meet the evolving challenges of 21st century Brooklyn residents.
Ms. Rowe-Riddick took over leadership of the organization at a critical juncture, with Mrs. Hamilton’s retirement after 36 years and the neighborhood’s gentrification.
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.