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Meet Our Founder, Rosie Harrison

Rosie Harrison

Guadalupe, affectionately known within the community as “Rosie,” is a dynamic force in advocacy and community building. As the Founder and CEO of GROW Initiative GA, her mission is clear: to champion inclusivity, equity, and cultural diversity, particularly within marginalized communities and individuals with disabilities. With a background rooted in Mexican heritage and a childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rosie’s journey is marked by a deep commitment to fostering positive change.

Through GROW Initiative GA, Rosie works tirelessly to ensure equitable access to education, nutrition, and community engagement for all. Utilizing research-driven data to address the root cause of many of our community’s barriers, Rosie has innovated specialized programming and community partnerships that complete the “full circle” framework.

Her efforts extend beyond professional realms as she engages in policy advocacy in various fields including agriculture and volunteers her time to mentorship programs and literacy initiatives.

In her spare moments, Rosie indulges her passion for gardening, exploring new ways to cultivate produce in her backyard oasis.

Rosie Harrison

Bio

Guadalupe, affectionately known within the community as “Rosie,” is a dynamic force in advocacy and community building. As the Founder and CEO of GROW Initiative GA, her mission is clear: to champion inclusivity, equity, and cultural diversity, particularly within marginalized communities and individuals with disabilities. With a background rooted in Mexican heritage and a childhood in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rosie’s journey is marked by a deep commitment to fostering positive change.

Through GROW Initiative GA, Rosie works tirelessly to ensure equitable access to education, nutrition, and community engagement for all. Utilizing research-driven data to address the root cause of many of our community’s barriers, Rosie has innovated specialized programming and community partnerships that complete the “full circle” framework.

Her efforts extend beyond professional realms as she engages in policy advocacy in various fields including agriculture and volunteers her time to mentorship programs and literacy initiatives.

In her spare moments, Rosie indulges her passion for gardening, exploring new ways to cultivate produce in her backyard oasis.

Rosie’s Roots

Mexico

Born in Mexico and raised in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rosie embarked on a journey of advocacy and community engagement from an early age. With a deep-rooted belief in the power of education and the importance of equitable access to resources, she pursued a career path focused on fostering positive change and inclusion within marginalized communities.

Farmers Market

Previously serving as the Bilingual Community Outreach Specialist for the Forsyth Farmers’ Market, Rosie played a pivotal role in bridging cultural and linguistic gaps within the local community while increasing access to nutrient dense food through intentional relationships with local agricultural growers and producers.

The Voice

Rosie is not only a voice for the underrepresented and underserved but also a catalyst for meaningful change. She actively engages with policymakers, community leaders, and stakeholders to advocate for policies and programs that address the needs of individuals with disabilities and minority populations.

Behind The Scenes

Rosie is a Bilingual Community Advocate, Food Enthusiast, Amateur Gardener, Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities and Promoter of Education, Equity & Literacy.

Rosie is of the mindset that if you 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.'

Rosie is creating opportunities for accesibility! Equity is not just about having something available, but to have it accessible for those that need it.