Stacy Parker Le Melle

Stacy Parker Le Melle is in her seventh year at Futuro stewarding and cultivating funding support for our independent, nonprofit journalism and original programming. In addition, Stacy is an author, teacher, and non-profit administrator who previously served as communications director and workshop director for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She is the author of Government Girl: Young and Female in the White House (Ecco/HarperCollins) and served as primary contributor to Voices from the Storm: the People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath and created The Katrina Experience: an Oral History Project. Her essay “Ferry Cross the Mersey” was selected for publication as one of the winners of the 2021 Thornwillow Patrons’ Prize. She served as Executive Editor of “Solidarity Works” for W.K.Kellogg Foundation’s Solidarity Council on Racial Equity. In 2020, she was named a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow for Nonfiction Literature. She recently served as a parent representative and communications chair for the Manhattan Country School Board of Trustees. She founded the community effort Harlem Against Violence, Homophobia, and Transphobia and co-founded and curates Harlem’s First Person Plural Reading Series. She previously served in the Clinton West Wing as both an aide and advance person.