Freddie Hamilton is a woman who has made monumental contributions to Brooklyn communities and beyond. For more than thirty years she has advanced the social causes of children and families by combating racism, poverty, unemployment, and gun-violence. She often quotes the great abolitionist and orator, Frederick Douglas, who said: “Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.”
Ms. Hamilton played a pivotal role in starting Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC). Through the work of CDSC, she created hundreds of competitive employment opportunities and successfully improved and expanded safety net services for community residents. Her commitment to community and economic development as well as her spirit of self-determination has led her to participate in the development of numerous grass-roots organizations in her community, including Partners For Progress and Parents United to Rally for Gun Violence Elimination (PURGE).