Director of Community Life, Chicago Rose Mabwa

Rose Mabwa serves as director of Community Life for The Community Builders Chicago region, a position she has held since 2012. Mabwa supports several sites and works collaboratively with TCB’s real estate development, property management and fund development teams.

Mabwa originally joined TCB supporting the Oakley Square Apartments on the Near West Side of Chicago, leading the planning and execution of programs that assisted 520 residents. Prior to TCB, she worked for Mercy Housing Chicago as the director of resident services.

Mabwa holds a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in organizational leadership, and a certificate in psychology of management from The University of Chicago Booth Business School. She received a master’s degree in fund development from the Spertus Business School, where she also received a scholarship award for her efforts on galvanizing the disfranchised communities on the Near West Side of Chicago and connecting residents to resources. She has been recognized by Department of Housing and Urban Development and Rush University Hospital for her work in diversity and inclusion.