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Hope 7 Community Center's Board of Directors Announces Samantha Adkisson as Interim Executive Director



Hope 7 Community Center’s Board of Directors would like to announce the promotion of Ms. Samantha Adkisson, as the Interim Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018.

Ms. Adkisson earned a bachelor’s degree (B.S) in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management from the University at Albany, SUNY. Her journey with Hope 7 began about five years ago, as the Youth Program Coordinator, and grew to her position as Deputy Director. Ms. Adkisson has been self-motivated, hardworking, dedicated and a visionary. She has given all of her energy to the well-being of our community, specifically our youth.

As Youth Program Coordinator, she managed our After School and Summer Camp programs, initiated the Teen Tuesdays program and facilitated our communities’ engagement events. As Deputy Director, she is responsible for programming, fundraising, and administration. The Board of Directors appointed Ms. Adkisson, based on her qualifications, experience, and wealth of leadership experience. Her skills and qualifications make her a great fit to lead and fulfill the Hope 7’s mission going forward.

In her role, as an Interim Executive Director, she will be responsible for all daily operations and administration of Hope 7 Community Center. The Board of Directors looks toward to working with Ms. Adkisson as the organization continues to grow.

“As I'm taking on this new position, I am thinking about the building Hope 7 is in,” said Ms. Adkisson. “This building has taken on many different lives - first as a fire house, then a branch of the Troy library, and for the past 39 years home of Hope 7. The building has been here throughout it all and holds a special place in many hearts for the different places it represents. The faces here may be changing but we’ll still be here holding our place in your hearts and community. I am looking forward to leading this organization with its rich history of helping those in need in Troy.”

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