As we celebrate National Women’s History Month throughout March, BronxWorks is proud to highlight some of the dedicated staff who ensure the success of our programs. One such individual is Marjorie Jeannot, Department Director of Family Shelters at BronxWorks.
Marjorie has worked at BronxWorks supporting the community for more than 20 years. Directly upon completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences at Stony Brook University, she began her career at BronxWorks as a case manager for an eviction prevention program. Marjorie went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work at Columbia University. After receiving her Master’s she returned to BronxWorks as a Program Director for the Living Room, which is comprised of a drop-in center and safe haven.
As the current Department Director of Family Shelters, Marjorie oversees all BronxWorks residences for homeless families. This includes residences supporting nearly 90 migrant families and those seeking asylum in the Bronx. “It’s very difficult work, but it’s rewarding work and I wouldn’t trade it for any money,” Marjorie says.
Marjorie grew up in Haiti and immigrated to the U.S. when she was fourteen, which later inspired her to take on the impactful work she does today. As an immigrant herself, she understands the importance of connecting these families to essential resources and making sure they feel like they belong.
Our goal is to enhance the quality of their lives and to really make them feel seen.”
-Marjorie Jeannot, BronxWorks Department Director, Family Shelters
If you want to learn more about Marjorie’s story, watch the News 12 Story that recently featured her as a part of their month-long National Women’s History Month celebration spotlight.