Samantha Hamilton is a co-founder of A Queen’s Narrative. A personal enrichment program for women and girls of color, A Queen’s Narrative uses narrative power and storytelling as methods of harnessing self-empowerment and self-awareness. Collaborating with a dynamic slate of women community leaders, Hamilton designs and implements the thematic curricula and workshop series associated with the program.
With over 18 years of experience as a community organizer in her hometown of Springfield, MA, Samantha has made a deep commitment to addressing gang violence, substance abuse prevention, climate change, food access, age-friendly communities, and teen dating violence. Through her leadership, she worked closely with community organizations, city officials, and regional partners to designate Springfield as the first community in the US to have a triple designation; Age-Friendly city, Dementia Friendly city, and an Age- Friendly hospital system.
Hamilton is an award winner for community leadership and professionalism from the Through Her Eyes Conference, Pioneer Valley Kwanzaa Celebration, and Business West 40 Under 40 Top Professionals. She is a professional speaker for women’s empowerment, community organizing, and social justice.
A two-time alumna from American International College, Hamilton earned her BA in Business Management and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Springfield-based institution.
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