Kirsten Johnson-Bell, Bay Area Regional Coordinator


Kirsten gained a passion for working with youth who have similar backgrounds to her through the Sister Rising program at the Center for Young Women’s Development. It is through her cumulative work experience with young people that she also learned about social justice, self love practices, policies affecting youth of color, and the underground street economy. For Kirsten, it is a privilege to be the go-to person in a young person’s life who can relate and give feedback, but most importantly listen to their needs and address them with love. Kirsten is working on obtaining her A.S. degree in Social Work or Psychology in hopes of one day opening a love-based community housing program.