Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
BEVERLY CITY, N.J. — Riccardo Dale is 23 years old and graduated from Rowan University in 2020, but he’s accomplished quite a bit in his short life so far.
Dale overcame quite a bit of adversity — including a 0.8 high school grade-point average and even homelessness — to establish his own nonprofit, Free All Minds. Through his nonprofit, Dale hopes to mentor and support at-risk youth in his community, but his resume even goes beyond that. The 23-year-old was Rowan University’s lone student representative on the university’s Board of Trustees, and he recently became a councilman in his hometown of Beverly City.
Dale sat down with our Isaiah Showell to discuss everything from his childhood to his nonprofit.
- Hopeloft’s ‘Year for Hope’ Campaign Aims to Shed Light on Local Nonprofits in Need
- New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Rutgers University Team Up to Create Child Welfare Data Hub
- Music Around Salem County Postpones Return to In-Person Events
Follow South Jersey provides local journalism which highlights our diverse communities; fosters transparency through robust, localized, and vital reporting that holds leaders and institutions accountable; addresses critical information needs; supports people in navigating civic life; and equips people with the information necessary to partake in effective community engagement. If there is a story or event you think we should cover, please send your tips to email@example.com with “NEWS” in the subject line.