Director of Leadership and Organizational Development
Lacy is currently the Director of Leadership and Organizational Development at EJAM. She is a native Detroiter who has a passion for supporting systemic change and transformation in and for marginalized communities. Her mission is to engage and empower citizens throughout Michigan to make collective and individual strides towards eliminating all social and economic disparities, which plague communities across the country. Before joining EJAM, she spent 8 years at Michigan Voice, a nonprofit civic engagement table, which fights for multiracial political power using data, civic participation, and grassroots organizing. There she was able to recruit, train and support numerous grassroots organizations from communities of color across the state. She also served as a Regional Field Director for Barack Obamas, Organizing for American (2010-2012). There she worked to develop a strong network of dedicated neighborhood and community teams who worked together to increase voter participation in Southeast Michigan and, assist in getting Barack Obama re-elected to office.
She believes that by growing people’s passions and utilizing people power, leveraging techniques of authentic grassroots organizing, validating everyday people and their leadership abilities, and keeping an eye on the prize of transformation, systemic change, equity, inclusion, and diversity, we cannot only move mountains, but we can be the change the world.