A message from our Board

7/15/2020 11:11am

Dear Friends of The Attic Youth Center:

We hope you are doing well and staying safe during these difficult times. We want to assure you that The Attic is taking all precautions and making efforts to ensure the health and safety of the youth we serve and our staff.

We would also like to take this opportunity to update you about important transitions that are happening at The Attic.

The Attic has begun a search for a new Executive Director, who will lead the organization as it continues its growth from a small, single program agency to the multiservice organization it has become. We will continue to focus our work on responding to the evolving needs of LGBTQ youth.

The Attic’s Board has retained McCormack+Kristel, a national executive search firm, to guide us in this process.
While this search is being conducted, Shawnese Givens, who has served as our Acting Executive Director, has agreed to take on the role of Interim Executive Director. She will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Center and will report to the Board of Directors.

The Attic’s Founding Executive Director, Dr. Carrie Jacobs, will move to a transitionary new role, aimed at ensuring organizational sustainability by maintaining and developing relationships with key stakeholders and supporters to ensure the financial wellbeing of the organization. She will report directly to the Executive Committee of the Board.

Finally, Jasper Liem has been elected to serve as Board President of the Attic. Jasper will be the first transgender individual, and the first person of color, to lead our organization’s Board of Directors.

We believe these changes will positively position The Attic for the future and are part of a broader effort to move our organization forward.

We are confident in the team’s ability to lead us through these unprecedented times.

We wish to thank you for your continued support and patience. We are committed to the work ahead, and we remain devoted to supporting the youth who count on us.

With deep gratitude,

The Attic Board of Directors