Since our founding, approximately every three years ALP has engaged in a strategic planning process. Over the last year, ALP board, staff and volunteer leadership developed a new strategic plan for the organization where we assessed community needs; discussed the local, national and global context of our work; evaluated ALP’s programs and organizational structure (including a community wide survey); and set a multi-year vision and plan for the organization. This plan builds on our previous work and history seeking to strengthen and build ALP as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) community organizing center. 

One of the most exciting changes is that we’ve decided to move ALP to a staff structure with two Director positions. Over the next period Collette Carter and Kris Hayashi will serve as a Co-Director team for the Audre Lorde Project. This structure will provide the stability needed to guide and lead ALP through the transition into our new strategic plan as we revise structures, hire new positions, and launch new programming. We believe this change will strengthen our ability to advance ALP’s mission and will be much more sustainable over the long term. Collette Carter has been on staff with ALP in both programmatic and administrative roles and is a long time leader within the LGBTSTGNC POC communities in New York City. Kris Hayashi, previously served as ALP’s Executive Director. 

Please stay tuned for future updates on our new strategic direction. Also, be sure to join us as we open up the Audre Lorde Project space for our Volunteer Open House on Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 1pm-3pm. Discover all the ways that you can get involved with the Audre Lorde Project and get the latest campaign updates while taking this opportunity to meet other volunteers and staff. Yummy snacks provided.

Thank you for all your support!

Collette Carter, Co-Director
Kris Hayashi, Co-Director

Audre Lorde Project, 85 South Oxford Street; Brooklyn, NY 11217
Directions: C train to Lafayette Avenue; G train to Fulton Street; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, D, M, N, R to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street

For questions or to RSVP for the Volunteer Open House contact: Jovan Sage, Membership Program Coordinator at 718.596.0342 ext 25 or