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Gregory Kimble

2017, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Gregory Kimble

Gregory Kimble

Name of Host Organization: Pro Bono Partnership
City, State: White Plains, New York
Issue area: Community Economic Development/Microfinance and Related Transactional Legal Projects
Sponsors: Hogan Lovells

The Project

To help transform economically challenged communities in Westchester County, New York through a comprehensive transactional legal service model that will build the capacity of local nonprofits.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
While Westchester County, New York is one of the richest counties in the United States, many low-income residents rely on local nonprofit organizations to help meet their basic needs, making it crucial that the nonprofits themselves are strong and well run. This Project proposes to help transform Westchester’s neediest communities by providing comprehensive transactional legal assistance to existing and newly forming nonprofits in economically challenged municipalities.
The Right Person For This Project

Gregory is the right person for the project because:
• He has personal experience serving on the board of a national non-profit organization.
• He developed skills in dealing with non-profit issues through internship at Pro Bono Partnership.
• He has personal experience working on projects to help the non-profit community.
• He has commitment himself to increase equitable community development through non-profits and social enterprise.

Plans For First Six Months of Fellowship

In the first six months, Gregory will:
• Develop outreach materials targeted to the legal needs of small community-based nonprofits and begin distributing those materials
• Conduct initial outreach meetings to larger umbrella nonprofits and local community leaders to introduce the Project
• Develop educational programs on legal needs of small community-based nonprofits 

• Develop an all-day training program in collaboration with other providers on legal and non-legal issues affecting small community-based nonprofits 

• Begin screening new client organizations