ILE Strategies (formerly ILE Consulting Group) was founded in 2016 to serve nonprofit organizations and mission-based small businesses committed to building their communities. We specialize in fund development and strategic planning with a focus on economic development and sustainability.
ILE’s team has over 35 years of combined experience in nonprofit management, professional development, social research and education. We have served community-based organizations, small businesses, educational institutions and major national institutions across the nation.
Anasa Scott-Laude, CEO and Managing Director
Anasa’s experience in community development spans 20 years.
Anasa facilitated strategic planning for community development corporations who, as a result of her consultancy acquired several large scale housing development projects. She was instrumental in conceptualizing and drafting a multi-year federal financing for affordable homeownership in in rapidly gentrifying NYC neighborhoods. She conceived and implemented an economic corridor strategy in distressed areas resulting in affordable leasing opportunities for small minority businesses and the improvement in the mix of goods and services available for local consumers.
Anasa Laude leverages her background in higher education to provide rare insight and analysis to pressing community needs, serving as a research consultant on economic opportunity and impact studies at the Urban Technical Assistance Project. For over 10 years Anasa served teaching and leadership roles in higher education including the graduate Strategic Design and Management at Parsons- New School University, the Economics department at the City College of NY (CCNY). Anasa was the director of fellowships at the Colin Powell School, where she also served as Leader in Residence.
Anasa serves as an advisor to several entrepreneurship hubs including Juntobot , the Zahn Innovation Center and Greenproofing, a sustainable business consultancy. She received a BA and MA in Economics and Finance from CCNY.
In addition to content on this website, check out Anasa’s posts on https://medium.com/@anasalaude
Franky Laude, COO and Policy and Media Director
Franky Laude, Policy and Media Director at ILE Strategies has 15 years in media education. He was a fellow at the Fabric Workshop conducting public arts programs with Philadelphia’s youth. Franky has taught courses for the City University of New York for over 10 years. He has provided consultancy and analysis on projects involving media and policy analysis of with keen insight into issues of public import and its impact on people of color. He has also provides graphic art services for organization publications.
Franky began his career coordinating services for Caribbean entrepreneurs in the tri-state area. Franky received a BFA from Youngstown State in Ohio and MFA from Maryland Institute College of Arts.