Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

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.”

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work have honored The Bonadio Group as one of the 60 Best Companies to Work for in New York. The ranking considered feedback from employees working at Great Place to Work-certified organizations across New York state. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, selected companies for the list…
Capital Roots is celebrating 10 years of the Produce Project and would love for you to join! Join Capital Roots on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the farm on 261 8th Street in Troy for an afternoon of fun. Come take a tour of the farm, mingle with current and former students, volunteers, and interns, while enjoying some of the fresh…
SLCA is happy to announce our 12th annual A Taste of Sand Lake, August 14th from 6-9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake! Enjoy tastings from some of Averill Park and Sand Lakes extraordinary restaurants. Event tickets are just $50. All proceeds benefit the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.
Jul
23
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These events are a purposeful and effective way to…
7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Check-in; 8-9:15 a.m. Networking
Aug
06
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Networking; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview
Aug
12
Join us for a round of 18 holes on the award-winning greens of The Country Club of Troy. Don't miss this fun-filled day on the fairway! Snacks provided by…
10:30 a.m. Check-in; 11 a.m. Luncheon; 12 p.m. Shotgun Start; 5:30 p.m. Dinner