Donna was born & raised in the 7th ward of New Orleans . She was 20 years old when she had her daughter. Donna raised her as a single parent, and attended UNO for several years before pursuing a full-time career. Donna worked in data administration for a major US Company for 15 years and then spent 10 years working as a data specialist with a large healthcare provider before joining YEP in 2007.
70 percent of YEP’s staff members are born and raised in New Orleans and the vast majority grew up in the same neighborhoods that our youth live in. Our staff members’ personal understanding of the challenges that our young people face make them uniquely qualified to provide support to YEP youth.