Fists in Solidarity

meet our team

“It is incredible what a small group of individuals with the same motivation, inspiration and focus can accomplish. I am thrilled to see my vision, now our shared vision, becoming a reality day by day. Knowing that we are helping improve these youngsters’ chances in life is so rewarding!”

-Rudy Bustamante

Get to know our volunteers

Yes, MagicWaste Youth Foundation is very much like other charitable organizations. It is focused on addressing a specific situation within the community. It raises funds via events, activities, donations and sponsorships to support programs. It follows specific state and federal regulations regarding its structure and operations. However, MWYF is rather unique in that it is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! Each and every one of its members has other professional responsibilities and lend their time, talent, expertise, and connections to this cause.

MWYF founder and the team’s “fearless leader” Rudy Bustamante explains it best: “In mid-2016, I recruited a group of outstanding colleagues and friends —all of them top-notch South Florida professionals and entrepreneurs— to help me give these kids a fighting chance at developing their full potential. We rolled up our sleeves from day one and have been busy ever since.”

 

Love is the driving force that inspires the MWYF team to find —or create— ways in which to assist South Florida foster youths, specifically those who have “aged-out” of the foster care system and are left

with no guidance or support.

executive board

Official Headshots 
Coming Soon!
Rudy Bustamante
Founder + President
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Frank Robleto
Vice President
Rebeca C. Trujillo
Secretary
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Wilma Nazario
Treasurer

board members

Jaqueline Ceballos
Director
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Susan Montoya
Director
Susana Goode
Director
Adalberto Maulini
Director
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Nelson Roach
Director
Claudia Trejos
Director
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Lissette Hermida
Director
Bayardo Aleman
Director

specialists

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Christine Bustamante
Community Relations
Next-Gen Liaison
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Arquimedes Trujillo
Communications
Founding Member
Meli Bustamante-Prieto
Marketing
Next-Gen Chair
Alex Lastra
 

advisory council

Luis Carreras
Lily Lopez
Ana C. Martinez
Rose Carreras
Belkis Anderson
Sonya Lima
Manuel Fernandez
Ruth Ramirez
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Alex Valcarcel