Kenya D. Bates
AT STERN & EISENBERG
ABOUT KENYA D. BATES
Kenya devotes much of her time to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, assisting low-income taxpayers and small businesses with income tax preparation and training hundreds of volunteer tax preparers in Tax Law. Kenya is excellent in breaking down complex things into understandable content and processes. Kenya’s devotion to serving her community continues with the Sunshine Arts, a small Community Art Center were Kenya served as Treasurer. In that role she drafted the organizations financial policies and procedures, monitored for compliance and provided reports to the Board of Directors. In addition, Kenya is active in her community garden, recently writing a grant for and program managing a Pilot Study with a national organization, Share our Strength, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. In that capacity, Kenya built partnerships with the housing authority, local schools, community associations, and local officials. Kenya’s grant and approval consists of a local community garden providing groceries, vegetables, fruits and kitchen essential kits, access to garden to grow food and a series of online cooking classes, and meal planning for small children and expectant moms. Kenya is always eager to contribute her time to encourage developmental growth for individuals, communities and her clients.
Bar Admissions: New Jersey; Pennsylvania
Admissions: Pennsylvania and New Jersey, United States District Courts and Pennsylvania Eastern, Middle and Western Districts