MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Justin Hampton has been announced as the new executive director for Common Ground Montgomery.
Hampton succeeds CGM founder Bryan Kelly. CGM officials say Kelly will remain on staff and will continue to develop networking and donor relations for CGM's Montgomery efforts and beyond.
CGM started in 2006 to serve the Washington Park and Gibbs Village community of west Montgomery with programs like after school programs, summer camp, and student mentoring.
"We believe God is shaping our organization towards expanded and deeper impact where we are in the Washington Park community, but also towards growth into other Montgomery areas and beyond," said Kelly.
Hampton worked with CGM for five years before leaving to get his Master's Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
"I can think of no greater pursuit than leading the Washington Park focused efforts of CGM. It's where I played my youth football. It's where I graduated from high school. It's where I attended church services as a child. It's where my mother and her eight siblings were raised. Its love is deeply rooted in my heart and its success in this season is my calling." said Hampton.