Dr. Sturdivant’s commitment to persons of color extends globally and she was highlighted recently in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her work with Somalian refugees. She also has been cited by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Forty Local, Gifted and Black African American Leaders and is a contributing author of the National Association of African American Studies Monograph Series.  

Dr. Sturdivant is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 National Association of Black Administrators in Child Welfare Valeria Bullard Award as the nation’s Black Administrator of the Year, Three Rivers Youth 2005 Nellie Award for Community Leadership, the Urban League of Pittsburgh’s 2009 Ron Brown Civic Award, and the 2009 Josh Gibson Civil Service Award.  

A woman of faith, Dr. Sturdivant directs the Children’s Church and Children’s Choir at Nazarene Baptist Church in Pittsburgh and has committed her  personal and  professional life to improving  the quality  of life  for children and being a voice  for  those  who  are unable  to advocate  for themselves.  Dr. Sturdivant is married to Larry Anderson, Sr. and is the proud mother of two sons, Larry Jr. and Marshall

Currently NEED provides nearly $1 million in college grants to deserving students each year, and since 1963 has provided almost $20 million in support to more than 19,000 young people.

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