Gina H. Curry is a change agent for advocacy, activism and equity. She is an educator with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in the K-12 and collegiate environments, involved in policy development and practice. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice with a concentration on Sociology from St. Joseph’s University. Gina has vast experience in the behavioral health field as a clinical supervisor, behavioral specialist and therapeutic consultant to children and families. She also enjoys supporting and mentoring youth and young professionals in leadership skills development, volunteerism and civic engagement.
In an effort to capitalize on the connections between community engagement, housing security and education, Gina and her husband, Rap, formed Curry Real Estate Group, LLC over 8 years ago to facilitate the restructuring of community assets and increase knowledge among young adults in the importance of property ownership and generational wealth building. She also formed her own consulting business to enable her to empower and mentor youth as well as to support organizations that serve them.
After an engaged campaign built on a foundation of equity and representation for the underfunded school district where she resides, Gina was elected as a School Board Director in Upper Darby, PA in 2017 and again in 2019. Gina was recently selected as the Vice President of the UD School Board. Her strong understanding of the needs of her community, fairness in education as well as housing and real estate continues to help her advocate and fight for the best education for all children. She continues to speak in many communities on the subject of dismantling the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ through alternative behavioral interventions that honor trauma informed practices that will assist in healing and recovery.
Gina serves as the Vice-Chair of her County Political Party, and is a WDCDC Executive Board Member. She is an active member of the Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a member of the EU PEAT: Prison Education Advisory Board, where the goal is to support education rights and healthy reintegration for incarcerated citizens in an effort to provide hope ‘outside the bars.’
She lives In Upper Darby with her husband and their three children, 2 of whom graduated from the UD school district with her youngest daughter still attending school in the district.