NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk's Triangle Community Center, which provides services and support for the Fairfield County LGBTQ community, has hired Anthony Crisci as its first-ever executive director.
Crisci's appointment is the first full-time position at the Triangle Community Center in its 23-year history.
He comes to the center after working with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in New York City. At Bend the Arc, Crisci began as a member of the Programs Team, coordinating the logistics for programs focused on building the capacity of community organizers and nonprofit leaders across the country. He later became the executive assistant to the CEO of Bend the Arc, a position he held for 10 months before accepting the executive director position with the Triangle Community Center.
He began his career in nonprofit management as an undergraduate at Hofstra University. There he joined The Pride Network, a student-run organization. Crisci worked with The Pride Network for five years and helped the student group to grow into a 501(c)3 organization that now offers programming in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He remains an active board member of The Pride Network.
After moving back to his hometown of Norwalk, Crisci became a member of St. Paul’s on the Green, an Anglican church of the Episcopal faith, where he is a member of the vestry, the church’s operating board.
“I hope to help the Triangle Community Center grow into the full breadth of its mission in serving the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County," Crisci said in a statement. "When TCC reaches its full potential, I know that Fairfield County will be a more welcoming and robust place for LGBTQ people and their allies to live in because of it.”
Crisci will attend his first public event as the executive director on Oct. 5 at the Triangle Community Center’s seventh Annual Visionary Party.
For more information, visit the Triangle Community Center website.