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Venus Rodriguez

Program Director

Reinvent

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Reinvent

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

VenusInc Consulting


Chief Executive Officer

VenusEmpowers


Sisters Rising Program Coordinator

GlobalGiving Foundation


Program Assistant

Interrupt This Message


Founder, Reinvent Program

Sale


Client Service Manager

MISSSEY Inc


Program Director

Center for Young Women's Development


Affiliations

West Oakland Youth Center

Youth Advisory Board


Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Founder


YWCA?s Come

Teen Mentor Liaison


Web References(25 Total References)


Where's James? Catching Up with Venus Rodriguez - Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

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Catching Up with Venus Rodriguez
PVF Executive Director James Higa recently met with Venus Rodriguez to get an update about her Survivor Union Network. We at PVF first met and supported Venus at MISSSEY, an organization providing services and working for systemic change for commercially sexually exploited youth. She then went on to work at Not for Sale, an organization combating human trafficking, where she founded the Reinvent Program, a work readiness program for young women (18-24-year-olds) who identify as survivors. Subsequently, Venus created the Survivor Union Network (SUN) to provide job training and development for survivors of human trafficking. SUN's TAPP Training and Placement Program launched in January, benefiting a cohort of 8-12 women. PVF was proud to provide seed funding for the program as well as funding for a training space. "It's our duty to be the light and create a generation of survivors who are empowered, strong, and free of dependence on the system or underground street economy," Venus said. She added, "James Higa, you already know how much I appreciate you!! You were the first one to reach out, believe in, and back my vision for SUN, and I'm so proud to see it come to fruition." Recent Posts Where's James? Catching Up with Venus Rodriguez Where's James? Catching Up with Venus Rodriguez


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.
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. Humor: Venus Rodriguez, Program Director of Reinvent, lightens the mood to help get the point across!


www.notforsalecampaign.org

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.
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. Humor: Venus Rodriguez, Program Director of Reinvent, lightens the mood to help get the point across! "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*. 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. 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. 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.


San Francisco coffee shop brews hope for trafficking survivors - Peninsula Press

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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. 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.


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