Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership SALUTE TO 20 YEARS OF     EXCELLENCE
“After schoolprograms basedinneighborhoodsrather than inschools have ahigherparticipationrate becausekids feel more athome...
“With thecurrenteconomicclimate, communityinvolvement ismore importantthan ever.People can pulltogether tosolve their own ...
“Residentleaders are thekey to having astrong boardand making adifference in thecommunity, whether in a bigcity or a small...
“Grassrootsvolunteers aretrue communityleaders.”                   1995: Gwen Finegan                 Regional Director, M...
“After many yearsof volunteeringfor NHS, I wasrecruited by thecity to continuemy work helpingpeople take backtheirneighbor...
“Resident leadersknow how to helpwhen help isneeded. Thisreally came hometo me when I sawa communityleader savesomeone’s l...
As DorothyRichardson said "Ibelieve people gettheir roots downwhen they owntheir houses... takepride in them. Thatin turn,...
“If I’m in theneighborhood, it’s a niceneighborhood.”                     1999: Lucy Brown                  Board Member, ...
“Remember, something you havedone has beenbeneficial andothers havenoticed. Use thisplatform to helppropel you to domore, ...
“My advice tofuture DorothyRichardsonAward winnersis don’t rest onyourlaurels, but letthis be aspringboard todo something ...
“Lead byexample. Don’t beconcerned if yourefforts feel minor.Even a smallimprovementsuch as plantingflowers on ableak corn...
“Winning theDorothyRichardsonAward andfollowing up withNeighborWorksAmerica traininglaunched a betterlife for me andmy kid...
“Recently I was hiredby CommunityHousing ofWyandotte County, todesign six houseplans for a blightedneighborhood next toKan...
“To be effective asa communityleader, you needto be sensitive toindividual voicesin theneighborhoodand committed tobuildin...
“Communitybuilding at thelocal level cangreatly benefitfrom networkingand learningfrom othersacross thecountry that areexp...
“There willalways bepeople out therewho need yourhelp. Don’tleave peoplebehind.”                        2007: Larry Laurit...
“As residentleaders, to sayweve been busyis putting itmildly but welove what we doand will continueas long as we areable t...
“Don’t everunderestimatethe importance ofbeing a goodliaison betweenyourcommunity, yourorganization, andthe city.”        ...
“You can alwaystell CommunityLeaders, we havecertain traits andcharacteristics, we will usually bethe ones runningthe meet...
“I got involvedbecause Iwanted to livein aneighborhoodthat was safefor me and mychildren.”                          2011: ...
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Dorothy Richardson Award Winners

  1. 1. Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership SALUTE TO 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
  2. 2. “After schoolprograms basedinneighborhoodsrather than inschools have ahigherparticipationrate becausekids feel more athome when they 1992: Rose Espinozaare closer to Supervisor, Orange County Councilhome.” Nominated by: NeighborWorks of Orange County, California
  3. 3. “With thecurrenteconomicclimate, communityinvolvement ismore importantthan ever.People can pulltogether tosolve their own 1993: Ann Kennedyproblems.” Retired Nominated by: Scranton NHS, Pennsylvania
  4. 4. “Residentleaders are thekey to having astrong boardand making adifference in thecommunity, whether in a bigcity or a smalltownneighborhood.” 1994: Pete Elliott Board President, Cumberland NHS Nominated by: Cumberland NHS, Maryland
  5. 5. “Grassrootsvolunteers aretrue communityleaders.” 1995: Gwen Finegan Regional Director, Mercy Health Nominated by: NHS of Cincinnati, Ohio
  6. 6. “After many yearsof volunteeringfor NHS, I wasrecruited by thecity to continuemy work helpingpeople take backtheirneighborhoods.With patience andfaith, nothing isimpossible.” 1996: Naomi Brown Neighborhood Services Coordinator Nominated by: Savannah NHS, Georgia
  7. 7. “Resident leadersknow how to helpwhen help isneeded. Thisreally came hometo me when I sawa communityleader savesomeone’s life atan NTI! (Theperson waschoking.)” 1997: Linda Daggett Board Member, NeighborWorks Great Falls Nominated by: NHS of Great Falls, Montana
  8. 8. As DorothyRichardson said "Ibelieve people gettheir roots downwhen they owntheir houses... takepride in them. Thatin turn, is good forthe whole city." Ireceived theRichardson Awardat age 13 as ayouth participant. 1998: Matthew Gleason Photographer Nominated by: Oak Hill CDC, Worcester, Massachusetts
  9. 9. “If I’m in theneighborhood, it’s a niceneighborhood.” 1999: Lucy Brown Board Member, Ithaca NHS Nominated by: Ithaca NHS, New York
  10. 10. “Remember, something you havedone has beenbeneficial andothers havenoticed. Use thisplatform to helppropel you to domore, and to dobigger things.Stay motivatedand keep going.” 2000: Julio Guridy City Council President Nominated by: Allentown NHS, Pennsylvania
  11. 11. “My advice tofuture DorothyRichardsonAward winnersis don’t rest onyourlaurels, but letthis be aspringboard todo something 2001: Inky Mengeven greater.” Community Activist Nominated by: NHS of Green Bay, Wisconsin
  12. 12. “Lead byexample. Don’t beconcerned if yourefforts feel minor.Even a smallimprovementsuch as plantingflowers on ableak corner canmean a world ofdifference to aneighborhood.” 2002: Christina Jones Community Volunteer Nominated by: Neighborhood Renewal Services, Saginaw, Michigan
  13. 13. “Winning theDorothyRichardsonAward andfollowing up withNeighborWorksAmerica traininglaunched a betterlife for me andmy kids.” 2003: Tracy Degges Community Activist Nominated by: Manchester NHS, New Hampshire
  14. 14. “Recently I was hiredby CommunityHousing ofWyandotte County, todesign six houseplans for a blightedneighborhood next toKansas City’sdowntown area. Improud to be part ofthis effort ofcommunityrevitalization, specially since I love and livein downtown Kansas 2004: Andrea PardoCity.” Architect in Training Nominated by: El Centro, Inc. Kansas City, Kansas
  15. 15. “To be effective asa communityleader, you needto be sensitive toindividual voicesin theneighborhoodand committed tobuilding unityfrom diversity.” 2005: Evangeline Best Community Organizer Nominated by: Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Florida
  16. 16. “Communitybuilding at thelocal level cangreatly benefitfrom networkingand learningfrom othersacross thecountry that areexperiencing thesame struggles.” 2006: Graciela Martinez Board Member, Self Help Enterprises Nominated by: Self Help Enterprises, California
  17. 17. “There willalways bepeople out therewho need yourhelp. Don’tleave peoplebehind.” 2007: Larry Lauritzen Board Member, NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor County Nominated by NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor County, Washington
  18. 18. “As residentleaders, to sayweve been busyis putting itmildly but welove what we doand will continueas long as we areable to.” 2008: Juan Pablo Gonzalez Treasurer, NeighborWorks Orange County Nominated by: NeighborWorks of Orange County, California
  19. 19. “Don’t everunderestimatethe importance ofbeing a goodliaison betweenyourcommunity, yourorganization, andthe city.” 2009: Willie Robinson Board Member, Eastbay NHS Nominated by: Eastbay NHS, California
  20. 20. “You can alwaystell CommunityLeaders, we havecertain traits andcharacteristics, we will usually bethe ones runningthe meetings orgetting ready torun one. We caredeeply aboutwhat we areinvolved in.” 2010: Linda Miller Allen Board President, NHS Birmingham Nominated by: NHS Birmingham, Alabama
  21. 21. “I got involvedbecause Iwanted to livein aneighborhoodthat was safefor me and mychildren.” 2011: Sophia Jeffery Vice President, Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services Nominated by: Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Massachusetts

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