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2017

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Marie Miller: Restoring trust between police and community
10/16/2017
Marie Miller: Restoring trust between police and community
In the news, it's common to see police and residents at odds. But this police officer sees it as her job to build trust among the most vulnerable residents: senior citizens. And for her work, she received a Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership.
Gwyn Guidy: Doing the hard work of making change
10/16/2017
Gwyn Guidy: Doing the hard work of making change
This Florida resident was taught that one person can't make a difference. But she has proven the power of one, and has earned the Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership in return. 
Janet Troutman Simmons: Stepping up when a leader is needed
10/16/2017
Janet Troutman Simmons: Stepping up when a leader is needed
At 90 years old, Janet Troutman Simmons hasn't slowed down; in fact, she has won the Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award for steadfastly fighting for affordable housing for all.
Maxine Woodside: Focused on those in greater need
10/16/2017
Maxine Woodside: Focused on those in greater need
For Maxine Delores Hill Woodside, of Tampa, Florida, adversity at a young age bred inspiration and a burning desire to help others. Her good works have earned her the Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership.
Rich Clegg: Following his calling
10/16/2017
Rich Clegg: Following his calling
This 2017 Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership honoree is a "pastor on a mission"--both with foster children and in distressed communities. 
Ana Rodriguez: Refusing to be sidelined
10/16/2017
Ana Rodriguez: Refusing to be sidelined
Ana Rodriguez spent her childhood without roots in any one community. That's why now, she invests so much of herself in her adopted home town, including advocating for the mentally and physically challenged. In recognitioni of her work, she has earned the Dorothy Richarson Award for Resident Leadership.
Tips to turn down the heat on high energy bills
9/25/2017
Tips to turn down the heat on high energy bills
When an economically-depressed rural community needed help with utility bills, NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor worked with residents to offer help.
Perseverance leads to prosperity for Mutual Housing Association of ...
9/22/2017
Perseverance leads to prosperity for Mutual Housing Association of Hawaii resident
The Mutual Housing Association of Hawaii embraced Yoana Amond as an active volunteer and engaged resident, giving her the opportunity to attend a Community Leadership Institute.
Rural Neighborhood: Avoids Hurricane Irma's wrath and responds to r...
9/20/2017
Rural Neighborhood: Avoids Hurricane Irma's wrath and responds to resident needs
Rural Neighborhoods Inc. worked to shutter nearly 1,000 rental homes on Florida's west and east coasts and urged residents to evacuate Hurricane Irma.
Centro Campesino provides affordable home for amputee athlete
9/15/2017
Centro Campesino provides affordable home for amputee athlete
During Lazaro Cordera's recovery, it became clear that he and his family needed to find an affordable home where his special needs could be met. During a conversation with his social worker, a NeighborWorks network member came up.
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