Ricky Petty, Sr. Joins Community Partners of South Florida

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Ricky Petty, Sr. Joins Community Partners of South Florida
Board of Directors

Riviera Beach, FL— Ricky Petty, Sr. has joined the board of directors at Community Partners of South Florida, a $16 million comprehensive community development nonprofit agency headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla. that provides services to families facing social, emotional and financial adversity.  Petty joins a board of leaders dedicated to changing the odds for children and families in South Florida.

Raised in Boynton Beach, Florida, Petty has both lived and professional experience to help guide Community Partners of South Florida. He openly shares his personal experiences and the struggles he faced in his own life to provide valuable insight and connectivity to the people served by the nonprofit. 

His broad professional experience includes working with serious and violent offenders through Workforce Alliance and the Department of Corrections, serving as a volunteer coordinator and director of the Beacon Center for Children’s Home Society, helping children grow up healthy, safe and strong as the former director of BRIDGES at Lake Park and working as a licensed real estate broker. He is currently the project director of Palm Health Foundation’s Healthier Boynton Beach initiative led by Pathways to Prosperity.

“Ricky provides a deep understanding of the people we serve that will help us continue to create breakthrough approaches for integrating housing and financial empowerment, child and family mental health, and community services to lift families out of adversity permanently,” said Scott Hansel, CEO of Community Partners of South Florida.  “He will be an asset to our board, staff and clients and we are grateful for his service.”

Petty is a 2011 Nonprofits First Rising Leader and serves in a volunteer capacity with a number of organizations and nonprofit boards including Genesis Community Health, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and St. Paul AME Church. He is also a proud father, mentor, life coach and motivational speaker to local youth and young adults.  Petty earned his bachelor’s in sociology from Bethune-Cookman University and was recognized in 2017 with the school’s “40 Under 40 Movers and Shakers” award.

 

About Community Partners of South Florida
Community Partners of South Florida is a $16 million comprehensive community development nonprofit agency headquartered in Riviera Beach that provides services to families facing social, emotional and financial adversity. By using a unique, breakthrough approach integrating housing and financial empowerment, child and family mental health, and community services, Community Partners creates self-sustaining families and communities and serves as a driver for growing its local economyFor more information about Community Partners of South Florida, visit cp-cto.org. Community Partners is a proud chartered affiliate of Neighborworks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit striving to make every community a place of opportunity. For more information on Neighborworks America, please contact Hilary Rowe Wiley at hwiley@nw.org.