Star Player Awards

Recognizes the outstanding contributions one individual within a voting member organization has made over the course of the previous year with special attention this year to their resilience and perseverance through the challenges of the COVID pandemic.

Candice Rose, Resident Asset Coordinator

Candice started at ROSE Community Development in 2020, at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. She has shown perseverance, joyful community building, and compassion to those dealing with unbelievable hardships. She is an asset-based developer and finds strengths, skills, and purpose within her community. Residents she works with have felt empowered to make changes in their community. She helped build a community room inside a storage room, revamped community gardens, forged new partnerships to bring biking activities and a cooking class to youths. She has led a group of seniors to develop a food composting program, mentored PSU students and teens from the Lents Youth Initiative.