Empowered Magazine Alumni

Kandee Lewis

Executive Director

Positive Results Center (PRC)

Empowered Alumni Spotlight

Kandee Rochelle Lewis is the Executive Director of Positive Results Center (PRC), Founder of Black Women Leaders of Los Angeles, a Civil Rights Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, Civil and Human Rights Commission, and she was recently appointed to serve on Kaiser Permanente’s Bernard J. Tyson, Community Engagement Stakeholder Committee. Kandee is also a masterful trainer, certified domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicide awareness prevention advocate, addressing trauma from a cultural and age perspective. Lewis conducts training for youth and parents, facilitated events, and the creation of youth-peer advocacy programs, providing tools and strategies to maintain healthy relationships.

Through partnerships with K-12 schools, colleges, health care, law enforcement, judicial, government, community & faith-based organizations, training them to recognize and deal effectively with trauma BIPOC youth and young adult experience, developing a culture of inclusion, social justice, and equity. Lewis’ work is well recognized, the LA County Board of Supervisors named Kandee its 2017 Women of the Year and Vanguard recognized her as a Most Influential African American in Los Angeles in 2018. Additional Honors and Awards include but not limited to the 2022 California Black Women’s Collective Trailblazer Hall of Fame Award, 2021 Phenomenal Women Awards, 2019 Champion of Peace & Non-Violence Award, the Trailblazers Award, and the Community Plus Award, 2014, the Johnnie L. Cochran Award for Youth Violence Prevention and the 2015 Woman of the Year.

Kandee trained with the National Association of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and the Women of Color Network. She served on the L.A. City Council’s Domestic Violence Roundtable and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Human Trafficking Portal, and the Harbor Area Planning Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles from 2011 – 2015 under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Born & raised in South Los Angeles, married for 40 years, Kandee and her husband Carl have three adult children and are new Grandparents.

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