Shawanna Kendrick is the first African-American female to serve as Community Organizer for the Office of District Attorney General Neal Pinkston – 11th Judicial District. Since 2017, this role has afforded her the opportunity to partner with area entities and create programs for those most at risk of offending and re-offending.

Programs created include “Women Empowering Women!” and “Girls Empowered,” where she teaches adult women and high school girls about self-worth, healthy decision-making, altering thought processes and more.

She will soon assist in launching an additional program for elementary school-age students most at risk for gang involvement and/or activity. Shawanna believes her previous community advocacy efforts coupled with past professional experience in TV news, education and the communication/ marketing arenas have allowed her to bring a very unique level of expertise to the position for the greater good of the community.