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Venus Rodriguez

Program Director

Reinvent

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Reinvent

Background Information

Employment History

Position In Bay Area Program

Sale

Leadership Roles

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Reinvent Program Director

Sale

Client Service Manager

MISSSEY Inc

Program Director

The Center for Young Women's Development

Affiliations

Youth Advisory Board
West Oakland Youth Center

Teen Mentor Liaison
YWCA?s Come

Web References (38 Total References)


Stories - Not For Sale

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At the end of every 12-week Reinvent cohort, Venus Rodriguez, Darian Eastman, and the staff of Not For Sale set aside an afternoon to hold a graduation ceremony for the participants who have completed their training.

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Several graduates have shared that their favorite part of the ceremony is hearing which story Reinvent Director, Venus Rodriguez, will share about them with the assembled supporters.
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Humor: Venus Rodriguez, Program Director of Reinvent, lightens the mood to help get the point across!


At the end of every 12-week ...

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At the end of every 12-week Reinvent cohort, Venus Rodriguez, Darian Eastman, and the staff of Not For Sale set aside an afternoon to hold a graduation ceremony for the participants who have completed their training.

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Several graduates have shared that their favorite part of the ceremony is hearing which story Reinvent Director, Venus Rodriguez, will share about them with the assembled supporters.
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Humor: Venus Rodriguez, Program Director of Reinvent, lightens the mood to help get the point across!
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"I actually enjoyed being there so much that I asked Venus [Rodriguez, Not For Sale's Bay Area Program Director,] if I could come and help out the next class when they have their Juniper day," says Maya*.
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Venus called us out, "We don't get a chance to cry when we are happy, we are always crying for all of the bad things that happen.
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But with the help of teachers and experts like Venus Rodriguez the young survivors can begin to work through their devastating pasts while fearlessly planning for the future.
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After they graduate, Venus will be conducting monthly check-ins with our trainees, assuring the level of support that is needed to affect meaningful change.


Venus Rodriguez, the ...

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Venus Rodriguez, the director of Reinvent, emphasized the importance of "re-education" for these women about themselves. "But it's really about empowerment; letting them know that they're just as capable as anyone else," she said.

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Rodriguez said she works hard to address challenges that her trainees face head on. Sometimes trainees are less employable because they lack things most people take for granted, like professional clothing, transportation or a bank account.
"I have the bank come here and open bank accounts for them. There's no, 'Oh, I didn't make it,' or 'I couldn't go,'" Rodriguez said.


Our Team

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Venus Rodriguez

Bay Area Program
Venus has been a nationally recognized youth organizer for over 14 years. She was named a top 25 organizer under 25, working with organizations like PUEBLO, Center for Media Justice, the Center for Young Women's Development and MISSSEY. She has developed and furthered local youth programs like OWWLS, her most recent project, an outreach program to assist young women working and living on the streets. Her award winning service in African-American communities across the Bay Area has included leadership roles in movements such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she created the Silence the Violence Campaign to bring awareness to all the killings in Oakland. Venus' experience with homelessness as a child has inspired her lifelong campaign to champion the underserved. Her work over the years has included informing national publications, politicians, judges, youth advocates and communities on the rights and issues of young women in the juvenile justice system and underground street economy.


Venus ...

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Venus Rodriguez

Bay Area Program
Venus has been a nationally recognized youth organizer for over 14 years. She was named a top 25 organizer under 25, working with organizations like PUEBLO, Center for Media Justice, the Center for Young Women's Development and MISSSEY. She has developed and furthered local youth programs like OWWLS, her most recent project, an outreach program to assist young women working and living on the streets. Her award winning service in African-American communities across the Bay Area has included leadership roles in movements such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she created the Silence the Violence Campaign to bring awareness to all the killings in Oakland. Venus' experience with homelessness as a child has inspired her lifelong campaign to champion the underserved. Her work over the years has included informing national publications, politicians, judges, youth advocates and communities on the rights and issues of young women in the juvenile justice system and underground street economy.

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