Freedom through unity in the community.

Hopkinton Freedom Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in January of 2022. Your help and support will help us tremendously as our initial seed funding. A small amount goes a long way

vigil for peace on November 27, 2023 at 6:00 pM:

Please see our Fall 2023 Newsletter  HERE.

To hear the latest from jamele adams, creator of the Freedom Team concept, listen to this 15-minute Tedx Natick Talk, November 2023, by clicking on the title:  You Are Amazing, Believe In Yourself 

July 29, 2023

The Hopkinton Freedom Team would like to take this opportunity to voice our support of jamele adams and his message of unity and Love, Inclusion, Trust (LIT).  We were profoundly saddened to learn of a recent event involving jamele: July 27, 2023 Scituate incident  We stand by him now as he has stood by our organization and community in the past.


As the founder of The Freedom Teams in various communities in Massachusetts, jamele has always embodied LIT as a way to bring harmony to the world.  His words and actions inspire and lend strength to the mission and core values of why we serve our community in Hopkinton.  Not surprisingly, jamele has held strong to his own mission with grace, forgiveness, and love in his heart to turn this experience into a productive opportunity to continue to spread LIT and unity to his own community where this incident occurred.


It is our hope that jamele’s message is recognized and received by all.  Thank you jamele for all that you do, have done, and will continue to do to make the world a better place. 


In solidarity and love,


The Hopkinton Board of Directors:

Cathleen Dinsmore, Founder and President

Alyndra Canty, Vice President

Stacia Friedrich Krozy, Secretary

Elizabeth Farry, Member at Large

Holly Morand, Member at Large

Thank you to Hopkinton and surrounding communities for bringing the love, inclusion, and trust (LIT) to our Pride celebration!

We, the Hopkinton Freedom Team (HFT), would like to express our gratitude to Hopkinton and surrounding communities for a fantastic Pride Event!  Not only was the event well attended with record turnout, it was a celebration that far exceeded any of our expectations.  This could not have taken place without the hard work and effort of the scores of volunteers who helped to plan and execute this event.  Many hands make light work, but it also makes them hungry and thirsty, so thank you to Bill’s Pizza and Price Chopper for sustaining our volunteers with food and drink.  Special thanks to fellow HFT member Hopkinton Police Chief Bennett, and the Hopkinton Police Department for their incomparable support of Hopkinton Pride events these past three years.

We would also thank Hopkinton Youth and Family Services and the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for their outstanding collaboration, as well as Boston Pride Community Fund and Mass Cultural Council for their generous grants to support.

It is always the intention and mission of the HFT to spread Love, Inclusion, and Trust (LIT). If anyone was negatively impacted on the day of the Pride Event you should feel free to reach out to us at so that we can better prepare for future events.


~ Polyarts (on the HOPKINTON common) on September 9, 2023



Congratulation to Sophia Lin on her successful run!


Sophia and Liz, the HFT dynamic marathon duo, who raised funds for the HFT with our charity bib entry and ran Boston together!  The HFT is so very grateful for Sophia, Liz and all of YOU who donated funds and support!!

At the start line...and the finish line!

What a incredible experience! I DID the Boston Marathon with my best friend-Liz in memory of my husband and to represent the Hopkinton Freedom Team.


I cried when I crossed the finish line. I followed his steps through the course and experienced the amazing atmosphere. Such an unforgettable moment, it will be permanently locked into my memory. I loved and enjoyed every minute of race. We smiled all the way from Hopkinton to Boston, The spectators’s shouting our names cheering for us are still ringing in my ears.I loved it all and forgot the tiredness, fatigue and pain. We had a blast!


Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill my wish by running Boston in memory of Travis and grad to support the HFT to make a better world. 


With much gratitude,



Sophia and I had an amazing time on our journey from Hopkinton to Boston. As you can see from our smiling faces in the start and finish photos..., we enjoyed ourselves all the way. 


But our run started long before [marathon day]. It really started when [the HFT] offered a charity bib to Sophia. Not only did we get a chance to run the most famous road race in the world together, in memory of her husband, but we both got the opportunity to support the Hopkinton Freedom Team and, in our small way, help make the world a better place.


Thank you so very much.


PeACE DAY 9/21/2022

The HFT and the HHS Diversity Club paired together at Polyarts and Family Day for peace in our world.  Visitors stopped by to decorate cut out hands that are now on display at the HHS above Hopkinton artist Michael Alfano's sculpture.


Inspired by Sadako and the One Thousand Paper Cranes as told by Eleanor Coerr, the HHS Diversity Club and HFT members, along with other community members, made origami cranes for health and world peace at Polyarts and Family Day, September 2022.

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Hopkinton Freedom Team

P.O. Box 60, Hopkinton MA 01748

Our Mission

The mission of the Hopkinton Freedom Team is to create unity in the community by fostering inclusion, solidarity and compassion for all people.  The Freedom Team is focused on moving beyond tolerance to embracing, sharing and celebrating our community’s diversity.  Its members meet monthly to explore ways of offering dialogue, support and programming to community members with a goal of promoting love, inclusion and trust (“LIT”).

The Freedom Team also offers a safe, confidential and respectful space to discuss incidents involving harassment or discrimination related to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability or class using a transformative justice model. This model offers opportunities for conversation and reconciliation to help repair experiences of  misunderstanding or harm.  Individuals may access this opportunity to talk by calling the hotline number at 774-278-4455 if they have experienced or witnessed bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence. 

The first Freedom Team formed in 2016 in Natick through the inspiration of Jamele Adams; the Hopkinton Freedom Team formed in 2020.  

Hopkinton Freedom Team Membership

Your membership starts with a pledge to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.  

Every year our town of Hopkinton becomes world-renowned as a place of  world-wide unity and common ground for thousands of people who come here from all over the world to run in The Boston Marathon.  In a way, this is the same intention of The Freedom Team.  Our wish is to promote this same sense of being a welcoming town to all its residents as well as visitors by growing more inclusive-minded and welcoming as a community for all people.  Our ultimate dream goal is to have every resident of our town sign up for general membership to the Freedom Team and its mission to promote love, inclusion and trust within our community.  

You are invited to sign up for general membership to The Freedom Team by submitting a pledge form below and sharing what you have done to bring more unity, peace and acceptance to Hopkinton and beyond.   

call town of hopkinton HOTLINE at 774-278-4455 to report bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence.