• 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:

    Create / Creating Healing Spaces

    Creating Community-led Programs: We partner with schools, mental

    health providers, government organizations, and community leaders to

    create and implement culturally attuned free or discounted programs in

    resiliency training, expressive arts, conflict resolution, violence

    prevention, and self-care.

    Build / Building Thriving Communities

    Community Education:In collaboration with YPRC participants, we

    identify where the community lacks resources and services then work

    with our partners and funders to develop new trauma-informed

    programming to fill those voids.

    Connect / Connecting Communities to Resources

    Community Resource Linkage: We work closely with individuals suffering

    from trauma, offering dedicated and compassionate attention. When

    necessary, we connect community members with our vast network of

    specialists and nonprofits who have areas of expertise outside our own.

    We also work to ensure equitable access to these existing resources.

  • HIGHLIGHTS

    Leader in Mental Health Services in Black and Brown Communities

    • In the past year and a half, YPRC has been recognized as being a leader for mental health programming in Black and Brown communities. YPRC partners with the Compton community and corporate partners to create trauma-informed, culturally attuned programming, and to elevate the voices of Black and Brown people.

     

    • YPRC launched a robust mental health program for high school students in Compton. The program aims to provide tools and resources for high school students struggling with heighten mental health issues due to the pandemic.

     

    • YPRC transitioned over 12 mental health programs to virtual platforms to serve our network of over 1,000 community members and mental health providers.

    Center Renovation

    • The center is just finishing a gut renovation. The center is scheduled to reopen June 2021 with new multipurpose rooms, meeting spaces, demonstration kitchen, outdoor space, a technology center, and fully furnished by VStarr (Venus Williams

    design firm). This new space will allow us to serve our network of over 1,000 members while continuing to expand.

     

     

    • Due to COVID-19, YPRC transitioned its programming budget to support the Southern California region. The center contributed over $20,000 in direct food support to more than 5,000 families. Additionally, YPRC contributed COVID-19 supplies to Compton Unified School District provided by Serena Williams’ S Brand.

  • ABOUT

    Who Was Yetunde Price?

     

    The Yetunde Price Resource Center was created to honor the life and memory of its namesake. Yetunde was the oldest of five sisters, the youngest two being Venus and Serena Williams. Yetunde embodied her place as oldest sister; nurturing, 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 natural disposition.

     

    Tragically killed by an act of senseless violence in 2003, Yetunde left behind three children, siblings, parents and a community that mourned her. In 2018 YPRC was opened to ensure those affected by trauma had the resources necessary to flourish.

     

    Trauma affects multiple aspects of an individual and community's daily life. Therefore, YPRC continues to provide resources that address mental, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and financial wellness.

     

    The Center connects individuals to existing resources that support healing as well as co-designing community informed programming. YPRC is committed to collaborating with local organizations to offer healing-centered and trauma-informed programming to the residents of Compton.

     

  • MEET OUR STAFF

    KELLEE KEMP, MA, LMFT

    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.

    JUAN TRENADO-SANDOVAL

    Outreach Coordinator, Yetunde Price Resource Center

    Juan Trenado-Sandoval is the Outreach Coordinator at the Yetunde Price Resource Center. Growing up in a small rural town in California's Central Valley in a family of twelve taught Juan the inequalities that communities of color face and he resolved to voice these disparities. He became only the second person in his family of twelve to earn a bachelor's degree when he graduated from the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in Global Health and Biology. Before the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC), he worked as a research assistant for the Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Clinic in Tijuana, Baja California.

     

    Juan's personal experience with tragic senseless acts of violence is what brought him to YPRC; in 2014, his youngest brother, Erain, was fatally shot by a group of young men who believed him to be a rival gang member. Erain was not a gang member and was set to start college the following fall. This experience taught Juan not only the trauma that so many people in communities like Compton face as a result of senseless violence, but how complex healing is and the mechanisms that can ease such a journey.

     

    Juan is committed to supporting the mission of YPRC.

  • ONGOING EVENTS

  • Virtual Workshops

    Midday Mindfulness Online Session

    Facilitator Paula

    Midday Mindfulness Online Session

    Facilitator Paula

    Midday Meditation Online Session

    Facilitator Paula

    Sunday Meditation Online Session

    Facilitator Alli

    Sunday Meditation Online Session

    Facilitator Alli

    Sunday Meditation Online Session

    4/12

    Facilitator Alli

    Sunday Meditation Online Session

    4/19

    Facilitator Alli

  • 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.

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