Serena and Venus Williams Set to Open a Community Center in Compton

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Serena and Venus Williams' rise to the top tennis began on the courts of their hometown of Compton, California, and now the champions are going to give back to the community they came from.  They will launch the Yetunde Price Resource Center.

According to The Root, the center will be a community service center that will connect residents affected by violence with service providers. The center is named after their eldest sister who was killed in a driveby shooting in 2003.
“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 city will also get two new refurbished tennis courts in the Williams Sisters' honor.