Updates from ELP Staff and Board

Posted June 8, 2022

Like a lot of organizations, the conditions of the past 2 years have called ELP’s team into reflection about our work in the world and about the ways we do that work. This has been a time of huge transition and adaptation, and as an organization we’re still very much in that place. 

We hold ourselves accountable to our communities— our ELP Fellows, DDCSP Alums, RAY Fellows, and our partners and supporters. In that spirit we want to openly share some information about our ongoing organizational evolution. This page will be our main forum to provide updates throughout the coming months. 

In May 2022, after 16 years of service to the organization, it was announced that Errol will be transitioning out of his role as Executive Director. ELP’s Board and staff team are working together, along with Errol as Senior Adviser to the organization, to ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible. 

ELP is currently in the process of identifying interim leadership for the organization, and in the meantime we have provisional systems in place to ensure that we are making decisions to center and serve our program participants and partners. Change can be hard and uncomfortable, and there remain a number of questions to be answered. But we truly believe that through this transition —with support from our communities— ELP will be able to deepen into our vision and values in a way that helps us emerge stronger than ever.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to reach out to one of the staff members on our transition task force: Juan Lazo Bautista ([email protected]), Sydney Fuller ([email protected]), or A'Nova Ettien ([email protected]). If you would prefer to communicate with a board member, any of these folks can put you in touch with one of the board members on our task force!

We look forward to sharing more about our process in the weeks ahead.