Robert Renteria: Who Stands Out in the Barrio

On June 2, 2018, Rotary’s International President, Ian Riseley, hosted the Rotary International Peacebuilding Conference. At the conference, speakers such as John Williams, Scott Land, and many more spoke to youth from all over the U.S. at the South Shore Country Club. Chicago was the only site for the U.S.-based Peacebuilding Conference and focused on Peace Through Education and Literacy.

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Chicago civic leader Robert Renteria to receive two distinguished Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., awards

Illinois civic leader, Robert Renteria has been selected to receive two Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., awards for excellence in his work in anti-violence education, youth initiatives and community change. Renteria will be honored by Reverend Jesse Jackson's coalition, PUSH Excel on January 15, 2013 at 8 a.m. at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois.

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Answering the Cry for Help: Robert Renteria, The Miracle Center Present The Barrio Project

Robert Renteria continues to combat the assimilation of conflict. He, in partnership with The Miracle Center and Maria Torres of the Emerging Artists Foundation, will present "The Barrio Project," Renteria's publicist announced today. Selected scenes from the stage play will be performed during a sneak-peak special. The event takes place Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance.

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Podcast From The Barrio To The Boardroom w/Robert Renteria

In 2013 Mr. Renteria is the first Latino in the world to ever receive two National Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for his work as a Civil Rights Leader and a Latino voice in Educational Reform.  In 2011 Robert Renteria is the first Latino in the world to receive an Outstanding International Humanitarian Award for promoting Global Peace and Education.

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Providing Hope: Saving the Next Generation

The gang problem has long afflicted large numbers of the nation’s youth, with 1.4 million young Americans today wearing the colors of the more than 30,000 violent gangs that peddle dope and despair nationwide.

But a Latino change agent has emerged to plant new roots for a new America. Robert Renteria is revolutionizing the way this country must work to solve its deadly drug, gang and crime problems.

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Chicago’s Very Own: Robert Renteria

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we highlight the work done by Chicago’s growing Latino community.

Robert Renteria has made it his mission to get kids to move away from gangs and look to education.

How did he do it?  Growing up in one of the worst neighborhoods in the country to become a top business man?  His story is inspiring kids who are looking at his words on paper to find a better path.

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