2008 Inductee - Rosie D'Arcy


2008 Inductee - Rosie D'Arcy


Rosie was born in Hanford, California on October 21, 1953 to Juan and Esther Morales, who were her heroes. They were migrant farm and cannery workers who instilled in her strong family values and work ethics. Rosie attended local schools and received a Bachelor’s Degree from CSU Stanislaus in 1981, a Counseling Certificate from the University of the Pacific in 1977, and a Management Certificate from UOP in 1990.

For 5 years, she was Lead Counselor for the Council for the Spanish Speaking, helping youth from low-income families to build self-esteem, curtail gang involvement and become higher achievers in school, even volunteering her own time on evenings and weekends.

From 1988-1991, Rosie returned as Executive Director of El Concilio, and worked with State, Federal and local sources to raise funds, reduce an outstanding debt, develop new programs and renovate day care centers in Acampo, Linden, and Stockton.

As a LULAC Youth Advisor from 1979-1981, Rosie provided guidance and motivation to youth and helped raise funds for scholarships.

In Public Administration, she has worked in immigration, family services, gang prevention, child abuse, and client case management helping Hispanic clients with drug and career counseling and crisis intervention. She also has eight years of vocational development experience directing job development and placement programs for Indochinese through her work in Catholic Charities.

In 1994, Rosie ventured into the private sector and established and managed her own business, D’Arcy and Associates, a Vocational Rehabilitation Program designed to provide vocational counseling to a diverse clientele of industrial injured workers, helping them to navigate the complex bureaucratic process, developing employment plans to assist with job placement and job retention.

Rosie has been affiliated with groups like Rotary, Soroptimist International, Hospice Butterfly Auxiliary, Catholic Charities, and was a board member for the California Rural Legal Assistance League.