Anthony Crisci is the Executive Director of Triangle Community Center (TCC) in Norwalk, CT. Anthony began in his position at TCC in September 2013 as the organization’s first ever full time staff in its 23 year history. During his tenure, TCC has expanded its programming to include case management, LGBTQ competency trainings, housing, and emergency financial assistance programs. Since 2013 under Crisci’s leadership, TCC has added three full time staff, including case management, programming, and operational staff that have overseen TCC providing quality LGBTQ programs and services for the community, expanding TCC’s programming in Fairfield County, and assisting LGBTQ people in need.
Anthony came to TCC after working with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in New York City, a national social justice organization. At Bend the Arc, Anthony began as a member of the Programs Team, coordinating the logistics for programs focused on building the capacity of community organizers and non-profit leaders across the country. He later became the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Bend the Arc, a position he held prior to accepting the Executive Director position with TCC.
Since becoming Executive Director at TCC, Crisci oversaw the revival of Fairfield County’s Pride festival, Pride in the Park, attracting thousands of LGBTQ families, residents, and allies for Connecticut’s top Pride event. His vision led to the creation of TCC’s case management and referral program, identifying LGBTQ-supportive services in the region and overseeing TCC’s co-sponsored housing program in Moore Place, serving LGBTQ people who face homelessness. In 2016, Crisci inaugurated TCC’s LGBTQ competency training program, educating law enforcement, educators, and care providers about how best to serve their LGBTQ constituents.
Anthony began his career in non-profit management as an undergraduate at Hofstra University. There he joined The Pride Network, a student-run organization. Anthony worked with The Pride Network for five years and helped the student group grow into a 501c3 organization that now offers programming in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Anthony has been active in several other organizations, including St. Paul’s on the Green in Norwalk, and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).