Women's Voice Magazine

Women's Voice Magazine

COLUMN DESCRIPTION: When you see teens acting rough in public or a story on the news about a young man or woman in trouble with the law, addiction, or a number of other negative life problems, what is your first thought?  Do you think, “That’s a wasted life.” or “With some skills mentorship and moral guidance, they can turn their live around.”  Rosalinda Rivera serves as Executive Director of New Life For Youth, a 43-year-old charity based in the heart of Virginia founded by her father, a former gang warlord on the streets of New York City.  Students live in the two NLFY homes for a 12-to 18-month period, receiving residential care, practical mentorship, vocational and life-skills training, as well as an opportunity for recovery from the life-controlling problems destroying their lives.  Follow Rosalinda’s amazing stories of redemption and renewal. BIO: A powerhouse of energy and devotion, noted for her compassion for the broken and hurting, Rosalinda Rivera inspires others to live a Can’t Fail Faith life. Her ability to communicate life-altering messages of love, acceptance, and forgiveness has impacted people all over the world. Rosalinda serves as Executive Director of New Life for Youth, a 43-year-old charity based in the heart of Virginia founded by her father, a former gang warlord on the streets of New York City. Here, people who struggle with addiction learn job skills as they learn to live a sober life. The charity is partially funded by Furniture For Change, a retail store that helps sustain New Life For Youth through social enterprise, an idea fostered by Rosalinda, the youngest entrepreneur ever to own and operate mall-based retail stores in the Richmond, Virginia area. Rosalinda’s office phone is 804-276-6767 http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/2014/03/15/rosalinda-rivera/

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