The Best Fireworks on the Block

Fun Fact: American citizens celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided […]

Miguel Rivera uses personal testimony to educate local youth

On April 16, Miguel Rivera was invited to guest speak to parents and youth of the Family Intervention Academy in the City of Norwalk. The Family Intervention Academy consists of two separate programs – WINGS Programs and The Parent Project. Each of the two programs focuses on youth empowerment and the development of healthy relationships […]

Life After Football

For as long as I can remember, sports has been a passion of mine. As a viewer and player, in fact, even as a coach. As a kid growing up, playing pick-up basketball, baseball and football games were a norm to me. This is something my friends and I did on a regular basis. In […]

When a community comes together for a cause

Dream Big Project’s 1st annual “Bowling for a Cause!” bowling tournament at Keystone Lanes was definitely an afternoon to remember. It was amazing to see so many smiles come together to have fun and raise money for underprivileged youth in the city of Norwalk and surrounding communities. In fact, Norwalk City Councilmember, Margarita L. Rios, […]

The Night Miguel Rivera’s Entire Life Changed

In this post, I am going to talk about the night my entire life changed and all that’s come with it. I will also talk about suicide, and why I am still on this planet. These are thoughts and stories that I’ve kept from friends and family. A portion of my story I have shared […]

How Encouragement Can Go A Long Way

Our founder, Miguel Rivera Jr., has had a passion for education since going to elementary school himself. In fact, it is because of his parents that he feels strongly about education to begin with. A quick fun fact about Miguel – throughout his primary education, his parents would continuously ask him if he wanted to attend […]

Miguel Rivera and Milal Mission Collaborate to Raise Awareness

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make […]

Miguel Uses Personal Tragedy To Educate Students Of Waite Middle School

“I only remember bits and pieces of that entire night,” Miguel shares with hundreds of students at Waite Middle School in Norwalk, California. Almost every presentation Miguel gives, he shares his personal tragedy in hope of preventing others from making the same mistakes he made; ultimately, to stress the importance of decision making. “I crashed […]