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Gregory Kimble

  • Hosted by Pro Bono Partnership
  • Sponsored by Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Service location White Plains, New York
  • Law school Brooklyn Law School
  • Issue area Community Economic Development/Microfinance and Related Transactional Legal Projects
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Gregory built the capacity of nonprofits through a community-driven, transactional legal service model in order to help transform economically challenged communities in Westchester County, New York.

Westchester County, New York has one of the largest income gaps in the country, with significant disparities between wealthy and racially homogeneous communities and economically challenged and racially heterogeneous communities. 18.3% of Westchester’s black residents and 19.4% of its Latinx residents live in poverty, compared to a 6% poverty rate among white residents. 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 endeavors to help transform Westchester’s neediest communities by providing comprehensive transactional legal assistance to existing and newly-forming nonprofits in economically challenged municipalities.

Fellowship Highlights

Gregory developed a workshop curriculum to educate emerging non-profits on the basics of running a successful organization. In total he provided legal transactional services to 18 non-profit groups which served 6 towns in Westchester County. Now These groups provide programming for their communities that included: literacy and language education, emergency shelters for the homeless, S.T.E.M. education, mental health assistance, programs to combat hunger, volunteer services, youth and family services, Autism awareness and family support, and support for local artists.

What’s Next

Following his Fellowship, Gregory is starting a solo practice to work with entrepreneurs and creatives in New York. Part of his practice will focus on helping low-income clients through a “low-bono” service model.

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