Nuyorican Poets Cafe Executive Director accepts offer to lead new non-profit;
Caridad de la Luz, Ishmael Reed, John Howard-Algarín and Amy Sultan to join Nuyorican Poets Cafe Board of Directors
|The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will soon welcome four new board members to guide the organization through a time of transition, as our longtime Executive Director announces his departure. After 13 years with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Daniel Gallant has accepted an offer to serve as founding Executive Director of a new organization supporting the arts, environmental sustainability, and social justice, in partnership with the Lozen Foundation and Sarah Johnson.
At this time of transition, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe is bringing on four esteemed new members to our Board of Directors: Caridad de la Luz, Ishmael Reed, John Howard-Algarín and Amy Sultan. They will join the Board later this month.We congratulate Daniel Gallant on his new professional journey, with appreciation for his dedicated leadership of the Cafe. We are also grateful for his efforts in recruiting these outstanding new board members who, with our current board and staff, will expertly guide the Cafe’s future:
Caridad, Ishmael, John and Amy will work alongside the current board and staff to ensure that the Cafe’s programs, and the legacy of Miguel Algarín and the Cafe’s founding artists, will continue to reach new and expanding audiences.
We thank Daniel Gallant for his dedication to the Cafe over the past 13 years, and for the lasting impact of his efforts. He has been instrumental in vastly expanding the reach and impact of our programs, heightening awareness of our work throughout NYC and across the country, raising funds to protect our building and transform our empty upper floors into usable space, and shepherding the organization through the challenges of COVID.
During this time of transition, the Cafe’s programs and operations will continue without disruption. The Cafe aims to appoint new senior staff by December 2021; until then, Daniel will continue working with the board and staff of the Cafe to ensure continuity.
We are grateful for the efforts, energy and encouragement of our friends and supporters, without whom the Cafe’s programs could not be possible.
We hope to see you on September 11 for “In the Words of Miguel Algarín”, an event honoring the Cafe’s founder, curated by Rome Neal; at our online open mics and hybrid online-onsite performances; and at many other events in the coming year.