Greenville, SC | Monday, January 13, 2020 – CommunityWorks, a Greenville based non-profit organization, is excited to welcome Tammie Hoy-Hawkins as the new President & CEO, effective immediately. Hoy-Hawkins has been finalizing her work on the City of Spartanburg’s Northside Initiative since the announcement regarding her new role was made in April of 2019. During that time the Northside Development Group underwent a CEO search for her replacement and has announced Michael Williamson as the new CEO.
With a long history of successful non-profit leadership as President of Together Consulting, Hoy-Hawkins has worked on a variety of projects throughout the Upstate community. She recently served as Project Manager for the Northside Development Group’s Northside Initiative and also as Project Coordinator for the Greenville Housing Fund.
“We have been looking forward to welcoming Tammie to CommunityWorks since the announcement in April,” says Billy McGee, Board Chair of CommunityWorks. “With her proven experience and leadership, we are confident in her ability to maximize the impact that CommunityWorks will have in the Upstate and throughout South Carolina,” says McGee.
Since the inception of CommunityWorks in 2008, over $221 million in economic impact has been made across the state. CommunityWorks focuses on improving the lives of underserved families and communities by providing an array of services including, business loans, financial wellness coaching, home buying assistance and affordable housing.
“I am excited to join the CommunityWorks Team and begin my journey as the new President & CEO of CommunityWorks as we continue to build a brighter future for our communities. I look forward to leading CommunityWorks to have an even greater impact in Greenville, increase our efforts in the Upstate and expand opportunities across South Carolina.” says Tammie Hoy-Hawkins, President & CEO of CommunityWorks.
CommunityWorks was established in 2008 as a local housing trust fund through a partnership between the City of Greenville, United Way of Greenville County and Greenville County Redevelopment Authority. CommunityWorks’ mission is to build a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending, and investing. In 2011 CommunityWorks was certified by U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) which operates a community loan fund that supports community economic development.
Since its inception, CW has generated over $221 million in local economic impact and has provided 33,900 hours of training and coaching, served 4,008 families, provided over $3.9 million loans to startups and existing small businesses, and deployed over $6.3 million in affordable housing and community loans that have created or preserved over 662 affordable housing units.