Queens City Council Candidate, Ruben Wills for District 28

Posted by shopper1 on Oct. 14, 2010

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Ruben Wills, 39, was born in Southeast Queens and raised in the South Jamaica Houses. He is a product of the New York City public school system, graduating from Public School 40 and Thomas Edison High School. He is an active member of St. Albans Congregational Church. At 21, Ruben started R&W Painting and Contracting Company which became a center of opportunity for young adults, the formerly incarcerated, and other at-risk residents of the community to acquire the job skills necessary to escape the vicious cycle of poverty and prison. Ruben started two community-based organizations to aid the most vulnerable in the community. The Christian Basketball League, Inc. included 60 churches and provided a safe haven of activities for hundreds of neighborhood children. New York 4 Life is a nonprofit organization which has helped over 2,200 single mothers champion critical issues such as civic literacy and financial empowerment. In 2003, Ruben served as the confidential aide to City Council Member Leroy C

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