Wilmington, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Tamisha Hopkins as the new YMCA Executive Director at the Middletown Family YMCA.
Tamisha has worked for the YMCA of Delaware since September 2014, serving in many roles including Senior Membership Director at the Bear Y and most recently as the Sussex Family YMCA Executive Director. Tamisha’s cause-driven leadership has been shaped by the many diverse communities in which she has served. She has a been a leader in the Y’s work around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and is a founding member of the YMCA of Delaware’s Equity Team. At the core of Tamisha’s leadership philosophy is nurturing a mission-based environment embedded in trust. She cultivates a culture of excellence, integrity, accountability, and equity in all we do.
“I am so excited to continue my YMCA journey at the Middletown Y,” says Tamisha. “I look forward to the opportunity to deepen the impact and awareness of the Y in the Middletown community as well as build strong relationships with members, staff, the board, and local partners.”
The Middletown Family YMCA recently began construction on a 56,000 square foot facility, located in the vicinity of Silver Lake. Upon completion, the brand-new YMCA will boast a full-sized gymnasium, indoor pool, universal fitness options for individuals with diverse abilities, multiple fitness studios, a STEM room for youth, children’s adventure zone, a community education room, universal locker room, two full-court outdoor public basketball courts, six flexible outdoor public cross courts used for pickleball, a splash park adjacent to the Silver Lake Pool, an outdoor playground, and more. The new space will allow them to serve more than 15,000 individuals annually through membership, community-based programs, before and after school enrichment, youth sports and summer camp. In addition, the Y will bring 300 new, local jobs to the Middletown area, providing a workforce development pathway for many first-time job seekers.
The YMCA will never turn anyone away due to financial need. To make YMCA memberships and programs accessible to all, they provided nearly $2.5 million in financial assistance to low-income families and individuals in 2021. It is anticipated that the new Middletown Y anticipates providing more than $400,000 annually in financial assistance to the local community.