Foundation Team


Executive Director/Co-founder

 Shonee has always had a passion for helping others. For years, she has worked with others to assist them in making positive changes in their lives. More recently, working closely with Keenon’s (YG’s) career and seeing how he has impacted so many lives, she decided to take things to a higher level. In order to do this, she worked closely with others to start 4Hundred Waze , a non-profit foundation.
Shonee has spent most of her adult life working in the services industry. She has worked fearlessly with youth and adults to give them a better sense of pride, letting them know that someone does care and showing them that they can make positive changes if they work hard and stay focused.
Being the mother of YG, his brother, and sister has presented its own challenges, but through it all, she sees how it is possible to make a positive impact in the lives of so many who are in need.


Executive Advisor

Growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey usually has one end goal: get married, have kids and work a 9-to-5. But a young Karen Civil dreamed of a more abundant life, channeling her self-taught design talents and need for a community that mirrored her interests into AOL fan sites for the Backstreet Boys and J.D. Williams (The Wire).
Continuing to sculpt a lane between the digital space and the entertainment industry, she found herself under the mentorship of Hot 97’s legendary DJ Funk Flex as his trusted radio show assistant, and eventually, through incredible hard work and strategic networking, rap crew The Diplomats’ web and marketing director.
Nothing, however, compared to the upward trajectory Karen obtained by connecting with YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires), creating a larger social influence for the label and later launching an online journal (www.weezythanxyou.com) for Lil Wayne during his eight-month incarceration in 2010 at Rikers Island.
Since 2008, Karen has stepped from behind the scenes and launched her own eponymous brand in the entertainment culture – KarenCivil.com. Under her own name, by her own rules, she has established her website not only as cultural hub for exclusive entertainment news and interviews, but has also grown her influence into lifestyle brand Live Civil, a more personal, motivational platform that highlights Karen’s daily lifestyle and celebrities charitable efforts.
Karen’s relentless work ethic and forward thinking has secured her spot on respected industry lists – MTV’s Hip Hop MVPs, The
Source’s Power 30, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 – and has been featured in the pages of Vogue, XXL, VIBE, VIBE Vixen and Complex. These days, you can find Karen’s impact in her native country of Haiti (Live Civil Playground), at several college universities (Live Civil Be You & Live Civil Tour) across the United States and through the marketing campaigns of artists, such as Young Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle and YG.
“I’ll always remain humble. Humble keeps you hungry. Hungry allows you to keep winning. And being known as a winner is one of the best labels you can ever have attached to your name and/or brand.”


Treasurer/Director of Community Services

My experience comes from over 45 years of Community Advocacy involvement. Working alongside Organizations such as The  Mothers of Watts, Operation P.U.S.H, The NAACP, and numerous other organizations advocating for change. Continuing to bridge the gap, opening doors, and educate our underserved communities has been my life’s mission. I plan to use my past experiences and self-driven passions to continubuilding bridges and assist in developing stronger, more viable, and healthy communities.


Vice President

I graduated from Los Angeles Southwest College with an Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I further my education at California State University of San Bernardino where I obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. With my experience from working as a Program Specialist II with the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles, I’m able to help build a relationship with socioeconomically disadvantaged families and community leaders.
My responsibilities will be but not limited to managing communication between internal staff, create and or maintain relationships within the community, build external relationships with other organization’s, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Administrative Services Specialist

As the Administrative Services Specialist, I will establish a positive working relationship between the foundation and the community. My duties include assisting the public in person or by phone with inquiries related to the foundations services and programs.
Also, to explain the foundations rules, policies, procedures, assist with coordinating activities and other clerical duties as assigned.


Community Relations Manager

Kameron assists in running the office while working with Keenon (YG) as his person in the community. Additionally, he assists in reaching youth in the community to inspire them, selling of 4Hunnid merchandise and handling logistics for shows and other events. All of this while attending Golden West College as a business major.