Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Update on Executive Transition

Feb 24 2021    PICC Blog

A year ago, I announced that I would be leaving PICC in 2021. I stepped into the role of PICC’s Executive Director with a commitment to creating space for immigrant leaders, which includes stepping aside for new leadership of the organization. As my final day at PICC draws closer, I wanted to give all of you an update on our transition process.

Last year, PICC’s staff and board created a transition plan to ensure we would be able to strengthen our coalition’s work while finding the next leader of PICC. When we started this process, we had no idea we would be working through a global pandemic and one of the most contentious elections in memory. Through it all, PICC staff and coalition members have met community needs and continued the long-term work of systems change by distributing over half a million dollars in emergency assistance, reaching out to over 50,000 new American voters, leading a summer youth leadership conference, and launching the Campaign for Tuition Equity.

To support a transparent hiring process PICC staff and board selected a Search and Hiring Committee composed of board members, staff, youth leaders, and representatives from PICC’s membership. For the past few months this committee has been actively screening and interviewing candidates, and through this participatory process, we feel confident we will soon find the next leader of PICC, one who is excited and ready to lead PICC into a critical new political moment.

Although this is not yet goodbye, I do want to say thank you to our extended PICC community – staff, Board, volunteers, interns, donors, and friends. Our strength as an organization is rooted in the vision and commitment of all of you to building a movement together, and I have been honored to be a part of this community.

I look forward to introducing you all to PICC’s next Executive Director soon!

In love and struggle,
– Sundrop