Sami Cunningham


Sami is a community-centered design enthusiast who, prior to joining 3×3, worked on developing a collaborative decision-making governance structure to assist in the creation of a Resilience Hub in Northampton, Massachusetts. For the past 9 years, Sami has served as a program manager in a wide range of social service and public health roles, often in site management or direct care positions, troubleshooting the connection between participants and systemic non-profit service failures. She has worked in harm reduction clinics, residential campuses with youth, and extensively with people experiencing houselessness in Western Massachusetts. She continues her advocacy on the board of Independent Housing Solutions, a non-profit organization investing in projects that help people with complex medical needs transition from houselessness to a supportive home. While relatively new to Brooklyn, she joined 3×3 with the hope of utilizing her passion for connecting with strangers to uplift the sanctity of common spaces in New York public parks. Sami holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in the Study of Women and Gender and Government, with a concentration in Community Engagement and Social Change. Currently, she is pursuing her MSW at Hunter College’s Silberman School.