Sonia Rivera has over 15 years of experience working with youth, families, and the community at large, involved in with the legal system including those who were involved in gangs, abusing drugs/alcohol, and homeless youth populations.
Sonia Rivera holds certifications as a CCJAP -Criminal Justice and Addictions Professional, a CPS-Certified Prevention Specialist, Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness, and an LCDCI-Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern, through the Department of State Health and Human Services.
Sonia is active in the community by participating with organizations which empower communities. She has held board positions with NHPO including Education Chair, Board Secretary, and currently serves as Chair Person of NHPO youth. In 2003, Sonia was honored by NHPO with the Community Service award for her service to the community. She served as Scholarship Director 2008/2009 for Hispanic Women in Leadership; and was recognized as a recipient of the 100 Women in Leadership award in 2009. Sonia has been active with the Children's Defense Fund; Breaking the Cradle to Prison Pipeline project, served on committees with One Voice, Gulfton Civic Association; steering committee member, and the East End Assessment; Steering Committee Member.
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Reynaldo Garay
Dean of Student Services
Houston Community College
Talento Biligue Houston
Enhancing the lives of youth through leadership development, solution focused initiatives the promote self awareness, higher education, and professional development.
COMPANY PROFILE AND HISTORY
Youth Genesis Consulting was created in 2008 in response to the growing need for youth and community services to minority communities outside of the central Houston area. The need for dual language services in Houston has always been there. While most services are conducted in English they are available in Spanish when needed. Struggling families deserve to be able to communicate in a language that they understand. Overcoming language barriers is critical for families to communicate their needs effectively and to access appropriate services. Services are provided throughout Harris County in the communities where they are most needed, by utilizing community centers, and schools sites, we ensure that services are available to the communities who lie outside of public transportation routes.
All services are culturally based and available in Spanish and English.
Youth Genesis is a HUB certified minority owned business.