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"Don't let where you came from dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you become." - Robert Renteria
Robert came from humble beginnings and became a successful businessman. He then authored From the Barrio to the Board Room, using his memoir with youth across America to replace violence, delinquency, gangs and drugs with education , pride, accomplishment, and self esteem.
The book has reached and impacted hundreds of thousands of students, and is also available in spanish under the title Desde el Barrio al Exito.
Robert also released Mi Barrio, a hard hitting comic book, based on From the Barrio to the Board Room. This inspirational comic book has won numerous awards including 2011 Independent Publisher Book Award and 2012 Best Graphic Novel at the International Latino Book Awards.
Robert has established the From the Barrio Foundation and dedicates his life to sharing his story with thousands of others so that they, too, can help break the vicious cycle of poverty through hard work, determination and education.