Hello from Kelsey Ripper, New Microenterprise Project Director

September 21, 2015

I am thrilled to be the new Director of the Microenterprise Project here at VOLS. As I take on this role, I am excited about the opportunity to work with micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are essential to the vitality and stability of our communities.

Prior to joining VOLS, I was a Staff Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow at Lawyers Alliance for New York, where I designed and implemented a program to provide business and transactional legal services to nonprofit clients addressing food security in New York City. My fellowship project placed a particular emphasis on urban agriculture as a tool for addressing food access, health, education and economic development.

I look forward to working with our existing and future clients, participating law firms, volunteer attorneys, and community organizations. I am delighted to join the VOLS team.


Kelsey Ripper
Director, Microenterprise Project