YES 2 KOLLEGE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INC

More Than Just College, We're About Community Wellness

Sacramento, CA   |  http://www.yes2kollege.com

Mission

Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. initiates partnerships that provide resources and services to broaden the outreach efforts to the African American community. By creating linkages to meet critical education and healthcare disparities, promoting community wellness, encouraging intergenerational mentoring, and exposing African Americans to career options that advance opportunities linking our past, present, and future legacies.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms. Sharon Elaine Chandler

Main address

5200 8th Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95820 USA

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EIN

68-0485994

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Minority Health Professions Mentor Program (MHPMP)

Minority Youth Live the Health Professionals Dream

During the month of July, more than 75 African American middle and high school students and parents from as far away as Napa Valley and Tracy, California took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the careers of African American doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals and medical school students, during the Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc.’s 4th Annual Summer Job Shadow Experience held by the Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc’s, Minority Health Professions Mentor Program (MHPMP).

The mentoring event, supported more than 55 African American professionals representing surgeons, chiropractors, pediatricians, cancer researchers, nurses and nursing school professors, clinical psychologists and social workers, physical therapists, public health officials, dentists and organ donor coordinators and UC Davis medical school students. This year the African American Capital Medical Society joined the program by conducting a panel discussion for youth and parents. The professionals serve as mentors in a Summer Job Shadow program during the month of July.

Yes2Kollege Executive Director, Sharon Chandler, explains the purpose of the program, “Inspiration comes from the stories we have lived and tell. The MHPMP exposes our African American youth to the personal stories and the vast possibilities of careers held by people who look like them. The MHPMP strives to provide a mechanism for our African American professionals to give – back to the communities that helped get them where they are, provides the support parents need to engage in the educational success of their student, and provides the inspiration, and exposure to African American mentors, and medical pipeline programs students need to navigate in health related fields that were never in their dreams,” she stated.

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In celebration of California’s African American Women’s Health Legacy Month in August, Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc. (Yes2Kollege), and Health Net and other community partners present “The Sugars”- Getting Real About African Americans & Diabetes Health Summit. The event, which features panel discussions and a wellness fair, will be held at the Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center, 4036 14th Avenue, in Sacramento, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. August 19.

Dr. Rodney Hood, a dynamic member of the African American health community, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Hood is a national authority on health disparities, medical history and racism in medical care. Dr. Hood will be addressing the effects of diabetes and obesity in the African American Community. Willliam Jahmal Miller, Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity (OHE) will moderate the summit.

The free summit will feature the following:
• Panel discussion on eye care, podiatry, diabetes, and obesity
• Panel discussion with diabetic patients
• Free Healthcare Screenings, Education, Resources, Vendors/Products

In 2015, the California Senate issued a Resolution and Sacramento County, issued a Proclamation dedicating the month of August, African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) month.

“In our community, it is known that African Americans have the highest disparities for the things that are bad for us, and the lowest disparities for the things that are good for us,” said Sharon Chandler, executive director of Yes2Kollege. “Most people have a family member, friend, or someone they know who has been diagnosed with diabetes.”

Additional celebration events throughout August include: the African American Women’s Health Legacy Sister Circle Breakfast August 3, the 4th, Annual Kelley Farm Visit August 5, the “Soul Food Junkies” movie at the Brickhouse Art Gallery on August 24, and the 2nd Annual Preserve Our Legacy: Advancing African Americans In Nursing Conference at UC Davis School of Medicine August 26, 2017.

In celebration of California’s African-American Women’s Health Legacy Month in August, Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc., UC Davis Health System and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis present the 2nd Annual Preserve Our Legacy: Advancing African-Americans in Nursing Conference. The event, which features panel discussions and a wellness fair, will be in the Education Building, located at 4610 X St. in Sacramento, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26.

The free conference includes health screenings conducted by students in the School of Nursing’s Master’s Entry Program in Nursing. A wellness fair features demonstrations and information regarding Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity and mental wellness, main focus areas for African American Women’s Health Legacy. The African American Women's Health Legacy project is a division of the non-profit, Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc., a 15-year-old organization that has guided thousands of families to raise college-bound students throughout California. It has expanded its focus to include the physical health of families, in partnership with the California Endowment Foundations Building Healthy Communities initiative.

In 2015, the California Senate issued a Resolution and Sacramento County, issued a Proclamation dedicating the month of August, African American Women’s Health Legacy month.

“Our goal is to increase awareness about health disparities that are affecting African-Americans in our community and empower them to make changes in their diet and exercise to become healthier,” said Sharon Chandler, executive director of Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc. and the African American Women's Health Legacy Program. “We also hope to create linkages of support for African-Americans in the field of nursing,” she stated. The free conference will feature the following:

• Nursing Technology Career Opportunities
• Panel Discussion: The Critical Need For African American Nurses In Our Community
• Free Healthcare Screenings, Education and Health Related Vendors / Products
• Discussion: “Findings on Stress and Allostatic Load (wear and tear on the body) From the Perspective of Black Women”
• Pediatric Healthcare Presentation
• UC Davis Health Job Information and resume Evaluations

The California Healthcare Foundation reports the majority of the state’s registered nurses are white or Asian. While African Americans make up about 10% of the population of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area, they make up only 4% of the region’s nurses.

As a result of last years conference, two AAWHL members were accepted into the Nursing school, having won scholarships, and will begin their masters and doctorate programs this year.

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YES 2 KOLLEGE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INC

Board of directors
as of 08/06/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sharon Chandler

Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc.

Term: 2002 - 2020

Jacquelyn Ginn

Self employed

Gail Barnett

Sacramento City Unified School District