Our Founders

Our Founders

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Shanece Okoro Duncan, LCSW

Shanece has been working with youth and families for over 10 years as a youth mentor, child welfare worker, case manager, youth advocate, and recreation specialist. She is passionate about mentoring underrepresented youth and young adults, teaching life skills, motivational speaking and encouraging wellness. Shanece loves to help people of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation and statuses and particularly strives to be someone people look to for advice, support and encouragement.

Education: Shanece obtained a BS in Criminal Justice/Kinesiology and Sociology from California State University, East Bay. Following her Bachelor's Degree, Shanece was drawn to professions serving the adolescent and young adult population so she pursued a Master Degree in Social Worker at University of Southern California. 

Shanece enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, working out, watching and playing sports and attending community events. 

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Chenee Robinson, LCSW

Chenee has over 7 years of social work experience working with versatile clientele including youth and families of all ages, genders, religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and all socioeconomic backgrounds. Chenee has worked in areas addressing emotional, behavioral, at risk abuse and/or neglect, substance addiction, and untreated mental health. 

Education: Chenee obtained her BS and Master degree in Social Work. Chenee was drawn to the profession of social work because she is passionate about helping others and the diversity of the social work field allows her to advocate, educate, empower, and motivate the vulnerable and underrepresented populations of society. Chenee is passionate about learning and creating innovative ways to service underrepresented youth and young adults.

Chenee enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling around the world, trying new cuisines, sports, and giving back to the community.