Interested in starting your own journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Robert Renteria, Author of From the Barrio Foundation, located in North Aurora, IL, USA.

What's your organization, and who are your members?

We have a bilingual book series and program working to support inner-city kids.

Tell us about yourself

We have children, teenagers, and adults alike walking around, lost in a culture of darkness, and I wanted to do something about it.

What's your biggest accomplishment as an organization?

Being able to provide people jobs.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being an organization?

Making sure we can make payroll.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow an organization today?

  1. Work hard every day.
  2. Be kind to people.
  3. Always be honest.

Where can people find you and your group?


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