The Official Stuff:
Kenrick has spent the last 15 years building and scaling projects, programs, and organizations.
His career has focused, holistically, on helping organizations to be more effective, inclusive, and accountable, and in so being, better able to serve and empower under-resourced communities. This has given him deep expertise, and a definite perspective, on issues around organizational and workplace development, learning, and leadership.
Kenrick currently leads Main Street Alliance New Jersey, the NJ chapter of the national progressive small business coalition. He is also the founder of Urban&Out (2011), a diversity and inclusion social enterprise that builds community, capacity, and social capital for LGBTQ professionals and leadership of color.
In past roles, he 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, overseeing 70% of the organization's programming; Director of Professional Development and Quality Assurance for The Leaguers, Inc, where he built a PD framework for 200+ employees; Manager of the Small Business Support Project at Brooklyn A; and the first development officer at Diaspora Community Services.
He co-produced the documentary "Queens At Court", focused on amateur LGBTQ tennis players, and which screened at US and Canadian professional tennis tournaments, and he has played 60+ amateur tennis tournaments, including Gay Games 2010 (Cologne) and 2014 (Cleveland).
Born in Guyana and raised in the NYC area, Kenrick lives in Newark, NJ. He holds a BA in Politics from New York University, and an MS in Urban Policy and Leadership from CUNY-Hunter College.
And, again, he smiles much more in person than in photos.