Homeheadquarters Board Member Rasheada Caldwell Wins National Dorothy Richardson Award. Origins of the Award; The award is named in honor of Dorothy Richardson, a pioneer in the community-based development movement who was the driving force behind the establishment of Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. in Pittsburgh, the forerunner of today’s NeighborWorks network.
Dorothy Richardson Award Celebrating Resident Leadership: For more than 20 years, the Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership has been bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding contributions by dedicated community leaders. Honorees have invested their energies and talents to bring about specific change that positively impacts their neighborhoods and communities. Each of their stories and photos represents an important piece of our NeighborWorks history and serves as an example of what each of us can do for our community. Recognized for her achievement, in their Update Newsletter Homeheadquarters stated,
”We just couldn’t be prouder of our one-time homeownership customer turned esteemed board member Rasheada Caldwell, who recently learned she is a NeighborWorks America Dorothy Richardson Award winner.
Rasheada is one of a small handful of people representing hundreds of organizations across the United States that was chosen for this prestigious community leadership award. If this was like years past, Rasheada would be presented with the award in some far away city in front of almost 1000 people, but plans will be remote for this ceremony probably in April. Stay tuned for a great video highlighting all of Rasheada’s great work in our community and how you can get involved.”