A Fort Greene woman was recognized for her service and commitment to the community by Kings County District D.A. Hynes Tuesday as part of his seventh annual Extraordinary Women’s event.
Tracy Wilkins-Dickerson was one of 33 women honored with the award, which is presented to women who strive to make life better for others and are viewed as role models for their selflessness, dedication and compassionation to their communities, Hynes said.
Wilkins-Dickerson, known as a "guiding light in the Farragut Houses area of Brooklyn," has volunteered her time for 19 years to the P.S. 307 Diamonds cheer squad.
In addition to helping them compete, she motivates the squad members to maintain a grade point average above 80. Wilkins-Dickerson is also a member of the Church of the Open Door and is on the board of the Christian Education and Social Action Committee. She is married with five children.
In recognition of March being Women’s History Month, Hynes unveiled a huge calendar in the lobby of 350 Jay St. that dedicates each day to one of the women recognized (one day was dedicated to a mother, daughter team).
"It is an honor for me to recognize these women for their outstanding work, which benefits all the people of Brooklyn," Hynes continued.
Hynes also bestowed the title of Special Ambassador to each of the 33 women in their communities. "The women come from neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. The honorees all have one thing in common," Hynes said. "They make Brooklyn a better place to live.”
The women will be further acknowledged at a ceremony on March 21 at 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Supreme Court located at 320 Jay St.