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Executive Director

& Founding Member
Alicia Hamilton

Alicia is the Executive Director and a Founding Member of Fresh Start Furnishings, 501(c)3 nonprofit offering furniture and home goods at no cost to Harford residents in need.  She is also the CEO and Founder of Social Progress Solutions, a start-up social enterprise technology company with the mission of unlocking human potential that's suffocating under the weight of financial insecurity.  She has created a virtual map out of poverty called the Path to Success that is currently being piloted in Harford County, Maryland with plans to expand nationwide. 

Once a social service recipient herself, Alicia now Vice Chairs the Department of Social Services Advisory Board and serves on the Continuum of Care Case Management Committee and the Ready by 21 Transitioning Foster Youth Committee.  She has a BA from Towson University in Family and Human Services and brings two decades of lived experience to her work as a resilient and resourceful single mother.


Alicia is a 2018 graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy and a 2019 graduate of the Towson Professional Leadership Program for Women.  She was a winner in the 2021 United Way Changemaker Challenge, a top-five finalist for the 2023 Athena Leadership Award and is the 2023 winner of the Champion in Life Award presented by the Building for God Community Foundation.  When not out working to make a positive difference in the world, Alicia finds joy in taking care of her health through yoga and functional fitness. She enjoys spending quality time with her son Brendon, sharing deep friendships, and loves going on long hikes with her fluffy pup, Gracie.

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