Sandra Curry

Sandra Curry is the Community Partnership Manager at Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past ten years, most of that as the Education Director for the Franklin Center of Beaver County, and prior to that was a classroom teacher in Memphis, TN.

As Community Partnership Manger, she administers the Butler County Food Bank, which provides three food programs which serve 23 food cupboards throughout Butler County.  She has formed a partnership with 724 Food Rescue to receive donated and rescued food which is then re-distributed out to participating food cupboards.  She is currently developing plans to expand the food program to include nutrition education and outreach and to introduce agricultural initiatives which strengthen local food producers to build capacity throughout the food value chain. 

Curry is also working with Butler County Community College’s “Town and Gown” initiative which aims to give the College a more visible presence in the downtown corridor by supporting a number of community and economic development initiatives in the City of Butler. 

 

This includes involvement in the College’s “Hope is Dope” opioid initiative. She has also assisted with various community development activities conducted by the Butler County Tourism Foundation, including co-organizing the 2018 Great American Cleanup in the City of Butler.

As Community Partnership Manager, Curry holds leadership positions on several community initiatives and boards which span multiple counties in Western Pennsylvania, including:

  • Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, 3 C’s Committee Chairman

  • City of New Castle Blueprint Communities Initiative, Clerk of the Works

  • Enterprise Engine Food and Agriculture Innovation Hub Organizing Team

  • Beaver Valley Innovation Hub Advisory Committee, Programming Co-Chair

  • Beaver County Chamber of Commerce Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EAMP):

  • Beaver County Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Vice-Chair

  • Lawrence County Extension Council, Secretary

  • Beaver County 4-H Advisory Council

  • Crop & Kettle, Board of Directors

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from Penn State, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Slippery Rock University, and a Master of Arts in Defense and Security Analysis from Lancaster University in the UK. She is in the process of pursuing both her Community Action Results Oriented Management and Accountability Implementer training and her Entrepreneurship Center Management Certification, and will commence her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Regent University this fall.

She is passionate about entrepreneurship as a tool for poverty alleviation and community and economic development.

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