Hi, I'm Kenrick (he/him). Welcome!
For the past last 15 years I've had the honor of building and scaling programs and organizations in areas I am deeply passionate about, such as social impact and entrepreneurship; urban policy; intersectional diversity, inclusion, and equity; and inclusive sports.
I've held senior management roles across functions, including as an executive director, and at the director-level in program design and management; professional and organizational development; fundraising; compliance; and operations.
I've also founded several organizations, made two short films; spoken at 20+ conferences (planned and chaired a few, too); and served on a dozen boards, while playing as much tennis as possible.
I currently lead Main Street Alliance New Jersey, organizing small business owners on progressive policy; and Urban&Out,
a social impact organization I founded in 2011 that builds community, capacity, and social capital for LGBTQ professionals and leadership of color.
In past roles, I've served as the first full-time Executive Director of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance; Director of Education, Career Services, and Community at the YWCA of Queens; Director of Professional Development and Quality Assurance for The Leaguers, Inc; Manager of the Small Business Support Project at Brooklyn A; and development officer at Diaspora Community Services.
I co-produced "Queens At Court", a short documentary on amateur LGBTQ tennis which screened at US and Canadian professional tennis tournaments, and I've played 70+ amateur tennis tournaments, including Gay Games 2010 (Cologne) and 2014 (Cleveland).
I was born in Guyana, raised in the NYC area, and currently live in Newark, NJ. I hold a BA in Politics from New York University, and an MS in Urban Policy and Leadership from CUNY-Hunter College.
*I also smile much more in person than in photos.