Dorchester resident Sharon Curry was recently recognized for her commitment to the community with the 2012 Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award, which highlights community members with a commitment to neighborhood service.
Curry, a resident of Urban Edge’s Theroch Apartments and a Grove Hall resident for 47-years, was honored at the fifth annual Community Leadership Institute for her work with area youth, said release from NeighborWorks America, an affordable housing advocate and sponsor of the event.
A mother of three, Curry has worked tirelessly for her community through the apartment’s tenant association and the local branch of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Rookie League, which she was instrumental to bringing to the neighborhood.
“The way to create a healthy environment for every child to grow up in, is to do for your neighbors’ children as you would do for your own,” Curry said in a statement. “It takes very little for a person to be a leader; it’s just like a tiny mustard seed that can grow into something big.”
Through her work with the league, local youth and Urban Edge, Curry has helped protect and mentor, through sports, Grove Hall’s next generation, said Urban Edge.
“It has been an honor to support Sharon and the Theroch Tenants Association as they work to provide activities to their community,” Chrystal Kornegay, president and CEO of Urban Edge said in a statement. “Sharon has been an inspiration to many and exemplifies what Urban Edge sees a leader of change”.