By Bmorenews Staff
(BROOKLYN – March 9, 2016) – Black Wall Street BROOKLYN, set for Wed., March 16th at the Weeksville Heritage Center (158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213), will honor some pretty dynamic individuals, including Samuel Moore. Moore is the Executive Director of the Coney Island YMCA. He was born and raised in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
Samuel has over 28 years’ of service in leading youth organizations. Prior to joining the YMCA, he served as an Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta. Before that, he worked for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn and the Bronx respectively. He has also worked for the Police Athletic League helping youth in Manhattan with a focus on those living in shelters.
As the Director for Boy & Girls Clubs, Sam’s experience improved the organization’s overall programs, member engagement and increased membership. Sam firmly believes the key to a strong community is encouraging people that they can make a difference, through engagement and empowerment. He is working to attract families for wholesome activities that promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.
Samuel is presently Co-chair of the Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative (CIAVC). The CIAVC seeks to reduce incidents of violence in Coney Island by strengthening community relationships, developing community based- structures for preventing and addressing conflicts. In addition, he works with local organizations, schools, churches and groups to expand supportive services oriented towards reducing violence. In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading books and spending time with his family.
Sam has a compelling personal history that exemplifies not only the positive impact he has made on the community, but those under his leadership as well. Samuel is the proud husband of Patricia Moore and together they have raised two children Tiffany and Teon.