• Yetunde Price Resource Center

    COMMITTED TO HELPING COMMUNITIES HEAL

  • OUR MISSION

    The Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) collaborates with partner organizations to offer trauma-informed programs that promote individual and community-wide healing and resiliency. YPRC works to ensure that victims of direct or indirect senseless violence have complete access to existing resources and that where there is a dearth in services, new resources are created.

     

    To achieve our mission we focus on core pillars:

    Community Asset Mapping

    Compton and the surrounding area of Southern Los Angeles offer many resources to its residents. However, if residents do not know the resources exist or face barriers and obstacles to access, the services can’t be used. YPRC is taking the lead to create a comprehensive database of assets in the community and working to remove barriers to usage.

    Community-Based Systems Navigation

    Working to help individuals suffering from trauma heal by guiding them to free or discounted services available throughout Southern Los Angeles. Each case is given dedicated, compassionate attention. This work is concurrent with creating a more robust database.

    Program Creation

    Through our research and in speaking to partners, there are some resources and services, which do not exist. YPRC works with our partners and funders to create new programming to fill those voids when necessary.

    Community Education

    Partnering with schools, housing systems, police departments, health and mental health providers, social services, the justice system, civic organizations, government organizations, academia, and community leaders to provide community programs in resiliency, social problem solving, conflict resolution, preventing violence, and self-care.

    Expressive Arts Therapy

    Working with victims and at-risk individuals to prevent and recover from trauma through poetry, creative writing, music therapy, dance and movement therapy, and dramatic arts.

  • ABOUT

    Who was Yetunde Price?

     

    The Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) was created to honor the life and memory of its namesake. Yetunde was the oldest of five sisters the youngest of whom are Venus and Serena Williams. Yetunde was every bit the older sister - nurturing and loving and always making sure others had before she did. Her compassion continued into adulthood as the mother of three and the caretaker of so many through her work and nature. When Yetunde was tragically killed by an act of senseless violence in 2003, she left behind three children, siblings, parents, and a community that mourned her. Fortunately, her children had access to resources but the Williams/Price family was well aware that others do not and in 2016 they created the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC). The Center ensures that anyone who was impacted by violence, directly or indirectly, could access the resources they needed to flourish physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.

     

  • MEET OUR STAFF

    KELLEE KEMP

    Center Director, Yetunde Price Resource Center

    Kellee Kemp is a Los Angeles native, dedicated to empowering communities of color. She is a double alum of Loyola Marymount University where she obtained her BA in Urban Studies and MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Art Therapy. As a first generation American, she has always felt it was her duty to support the work being done by communities of color. Kellee is dedicated to social justice and passionate about empowering marginalized communities from within.

     

    This desire has taken her internationally to support various humanitarian projects in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, and India. Locally, she has worked closely with organizations addressing literacy, poverty, and mental health disparities in Watts, Compton, Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

     

    Kellee is excited about the work being done by YPRC in the community. Kellee’s specialization in trauma and trauma-informed care will continue to support the mission of the organization. She will bring culturally attuned and relevant programming to the center that will address mental health, wellness, financial, physical and spiritual well-being.

    ABIGAIL LOPEZ-BYRD

    Program Manager, Yetunde Price Resource Center

    As the Program Manager for the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC), Abigail works closely with the Center Director to support the development of programming for the Compton community. Originally from Compton, CA, Abigail has always sough to incorporate art, history, creativity and community-building to better support underserved communities through art initiatives and a holistic approach. Prior to joining YPRC, Abigail served as a Senior Program Coordinator for Virtual Learning and College Success with The Opportunity Network in New York City where she developed curriculum for high school and college students surrounding areas of college retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion and self-care. She also served as a counselor and program coordinator at the University of California, Santa Cruz with the Educational Opportunity Programs office, working primarily with first-generation college students, students of color and undocumented students. Abigail holds her M.A in Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. in Art and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

     

    Growing up in Compton, Abigail quickly became passionate for the arts and social justice. She is the first in her family to go to college and the first to obtain a masters degree. Outside of work, Abigail enjoys doing photography, building on her record collection and reading novels. Her family and God have been her foundation and rock throughout her life and continue to guide her. Abigail recently relocated back to CA after welcoming her new baby girl and is excited to be a part of the YPRC and Compton community.

    JUAN TRENADO-SANDOVAL

    Outreach & Office Coordinator, Yetunde Price Resource Center

    Juan Trenado-Sandoval is the Outreach Coordinator/Office Manager at the Yetunde Price Resource Center. He attended the University of California, San Diego where he majored in Global Health. Before the Yetunde Price Resource Center, he worked as a research assistant for the Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Clinic in Tijuana, Baja California.

  • PROGRAM AREAS

    At YPRC we provide, and collaborate with local organizations to provide

    trauma-informed programming addressing the following areas for both youth and community-wide members.

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    Mental

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    Emotional

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    Physical

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    Financial

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    Spiritual

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    Social

  • ONGOING EVENTS

  • Join us every Tuesday at 12:30pm for a 30 minute mindfulness break. Free drinks and snacks are provided.

    Join us for this film screening and engage in dialogue.

    Our office is open for the community to come work and study.

    Join us for this rhythmic experience, open to families of all ages! 

    Join us for this healing experience every 4th Sunday!

    Restorative yoga for people of all ages.

    A discovery of the arts for girls in the Compton area!

    Seven days Wellness Tour in South LA!

    A free paint workshop for children ages 3-6!

    Playtime for children and caregivers!

  • PROGRAMMING PARTNERS

    We work with our network of partners to provides services to the community. Yetunde Price Resource Center is a project of Driving Force Group.

  • Thanks to Our Sponsors!

    Oath Foundation

    The Oath Foundation supports a core pillar of the YPRC, expressive arts therapy, which is provided weekly at the Center, and through monthly offerings with formerly homeless families. Using the digital technology provided by Oath Foundation, as well as other traditional creative resources, the art therapy sessions, include poetry, creative writing, digital storytelling, dance and movement therapy, drawing, gardening, and dramatic arts.

    Thanks to Our Sponsors!

     

    Allstate Foundation

    Since 2005, Allstate Foundation Purple Purse has propelled more than 1 million survivors on the road to safety and security through its educational resources, including The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Moving Ahead curriculum, which equips survivors with the knowledge and tools to recover from financial abuse.

    To date, The Allstate Foundation has invested more than $55 million to educate the public about financial abuse and to provide critical survivor services, including financial education, asset-building, job training and readiness programs. Serena Williams serves as a Program Ambassador for Purple Purse.

    Thanks to Our Sponsors!

     

    James Anderson Foundation

    When veteran NFL linebacker James Anderson began to explore philanthropic work, he explains, “I always wanted to do more than just write a check. I wanted to do good in the community. I knew Driving Force Group would connect me with the resources and education I needed to play an active role.” Over the last several years, Anderson has done just that, enabling a literacy program in partnership with Scholastic that provided over 12,000 books to students across two states, funding teachers’ classroom wish lists in his hometown of Chesapeake, VA, and supporting the work of Huddle Up. Today, Anderson sits on the Driving Force Group board, where his outreach efforts help inspire a new generation of informed, engaged, and dedicated philanthropists.

  • DONATE NOW

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  • CONTACT US

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    363 W. Compton Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90220
    310-554-4639
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