Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario
President and CEO
A Formidable Voice in Family Strengthening, Teen Empowerment and Community Building
It all started with one person’s vision. One woman wanted to make a difference in her community and empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential. ReCapturing the Vision (RTV) was birthed from this heartfelt compulsion to help struggling youth overcome adversity and learn to dream again.
A former educator and tireless champion for America’s youth, Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario was uniquely equipped to develop and implement hard-hitting programs that instilled the core values which lead youth to success.
Dr. Del Rosario’s exceptional leadership at the helm of a first-rate organization has resulted in numerous awards and accolades, including 2003 Humanitarian of the Year from the National Abstinence Clearinghouse, and a state-designated “Vessels of Honor Day” in recognition of her stellar work around teen pregnancy prevention. In 2004, Dr. Del Rosario was nominated to the President’s Advisory board on HIV/AIDS and has received special recognition from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. She has also appeared as a guest on CNN; testified in front of the United States Congress; served as an educational specialist for WPLG Channel 10 in Miami; and worked as a motivational speaker both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Del Rosario is constantly breaking new ground as the author of youth-centered curricula and workbooks and producer of positive teen-centered media. As Editorial Director of Teen Vision magazine, Dr. Del Rosario reaches tens of thousands of youth with her powerful message helping students find solutions to the tough issues they face.
In addition to serving as President and CEO at RTV, Dr. Del Rosario is a leading advocate for Healthy Marriage formation and family strengthening, launching the “Making Marriage Work” radio talk show in 2008. In addition, she spearheads Marriage Minutes, a series of marital vignettes that provide tools to prepare for healthy relationships and marriage. As a certified marriage counselor, Dr. Del Rosario has developed cutting-edge tools to enable couples to work through their problems and find healthy solutions in support of her vision to break generational cycles of dependency that have crippled so many families.
Educator, Author, Advocate, Counselor, and Visionary, Jacqueline Del Rosario holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master’s in Education and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. A formidable voice in family strengthening, teen empowerment and community building, Dr. Del Rosario continues to work tirelessly to pave the way for social reform, a new mindset and — most importantly — lighting the path towards an enriched life.
Dr. Del Rosario resides with her husband of 20 years and their two sons in Miami.
Message from the President
To the builders, the visionaries and the agents of change:
A generation ago, our parents stood up and said, “No More.” They said no more Jim Crow; no more gender inequality; no more war. It cost some of them dearly to speak out, but they did anyway. We are the living legacy of their sacrifice. Now it’s time for us to make the same sacrifice for our children.
To the school leaders, the government leaders, the business leaders and the faith leaders:
It’s no longer possible to sit back and watch poverty, crime, and lack of educational opportunity destroy our children’s potential. Securing their future is not an act of charity—it is an investment. This is about creating economic, political and social capital for a future that we can all look forward to.
To the parents, the single-moms, the absent fathers, the surrogates and the fosters:
Children are a gift. A child needs a mother and a father to parent them with love, understanding, commitment, resources and consistency. You will make mistakes– we all do. But, the worst mistake you can make is to not be there for your children.
To the cheerleaders, the outcasts, the jocks, the nerds, the artists, the loners and the leaders:
Find your gift. Treasure your purpose. Know that you are here for a reason, and you have something beautiful to contribute to this world. Be kind to your peers. Forgive past hurts and trade your anger for laughter. Enjoy your innocence. Demand your opportunities.
You can make a difference. We have the tools. Let’s empower each other to be the change our nation needs.
With Urgency and Inspiration,
Dr. Jacqueline Del Rosario