Serena and Venus Williams have joined forces to give back to their community in a major way. The star tennis players created a new charity, Williams Sister Fund. For their first project under their new organization, the Williams sisters launched the Yetunde Price Resource Center in the their hometown of Compton, California. The new center will provide support for victims of violence and their families. Yetunde Price Resource Center is named for Venus and Serena’s sister, who died in 2003 as a result of a drive-by shooting.
“This is an incredible investment and commitment by Serena and Venus Williams, and I commend them for their desire to help children and families in Compton thrive,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “The resource center will serve as vital support to existing nonprofits and organizations that provide critical services to our community. I understand first-hand the power of partnership, and I am confident that the resource center will play a major role in breaking down silos in our community by facilitating key partnerships to increase asset leveraging and expanding the impact of services. The resource center will be able to map all of the resources in and around the Compton community while providing customized assistance that will be a vital asset to improving our ability to service our youth, adults and families.”
The Yetunde Price Resource Center will be unveiled during the Healthy Compton Community Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12.