Who We Are
Rise up 4 Change Staff, a movement of people coming together to evoke positive change in the lives of our future generation. We’ve made a personal commitment to leave the world better than we found it. We understand that if you don’t like the direction in which your life is going, you have to be the one to change your course of direction. We’re dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities to find solutions to the problems that’s destroying the lives of our youth.
Angela M. Thomas CPC has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Rise Up 4 Change Inc. since its inception in August of 2013. Prior to the creation of Rise Up 4 Change, a certified Correctional Officer for Miami Dade County in 1992, Angela began employment as a correctional officer at a men’s prison. In her fifteen-year career, she eventually became the supervisor of the inmates’ G.E.D program and received numerous awards and commendations including Employee Excellence Award. She was a sixteen-time Inspirational Author, Certified Professional Communicator and Certified Transformational Life Coach through Fathers and Families Coalition of America who freely expresses her vision concerning today’s most critical and personal empowerment issues. Angela has been featured in numerous newspapers, radio stations, and television interviews. She’s a member of Coral Gables Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Council. She’s a volunteered speaker for Juvenile Courts at South Dade Government Center. She’s very active in the community affairs. Angela is also a featured magazine columnist writer for Trendsetter to Trendsetter magazine that is published in Atlanta, Georgia.
Angela loves working at Rise Up 4 Change Inc. because she is able to surround herself with talented people working for an incredible cause to positively impact the lives of our youth, and begin to build collaborative relationships of support and mobilize for social change for our future generation and we can be the change that we would like for them to see by Rising Up 4 Greater Change!