Founder, Urban & Out
Kenrick I. Ross (he/him/his) was born in Guyana and raised in New Jersey. He works in nonprofit management, social enterprise innovation, and simply enjoys all things tennis.
He currently manages the Small Business Support Project at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, where he launched New York City’s new legal services initiative for entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of Urban&Out, a social impact organization that builds community, capacity, and social capital for LGBTQ professionals and leadership of color. He also founded ATLOVE, which connects the LGBTQ community to sports, fitness and wellness opportunities that are LGBTQ-inclusive.
Ross has spent most of his career leading initiatives to empower communities of color. He formerly served as Executive Director of the Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA); Director of Education, Career Services, and Community at the YWCA of Queens; and Director of Professional Development and Quality Assurance for The Leaguers, Inc.
As for tennis, he’s deeply invested in opportunities for LGBTQ people to learn and play tennis. He has played more than 40 LGBTQ amateur tournaments (and won a couple), co-produced the tennis documentary “Queens At Court”, and all done while he runs ATLOVE.
He holds a B.A. in Politics from New York University, and an M.S. in Urban Policy and Leadership from CUNY- Hunter College.