Orlando Rivera at Restore Orlando

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Orlando Rivera at Restore Orlando

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Orlando Rivera at Restore Orlando


Orlando (Fla.)


Orlando Rivera speaking to young woman at a Sunday morning church service at Restore Orlando. Rivera spoke about chastity, as well as how women should act and be treated in relationships. He called this the "Virtuous Young Ladies Talk." Rivera was on the Restore Orlando board from 1999 to 2001 and volunteered for many Downtown Orlando community organizations, such as the Holden Heights Neighborhood Association, the Orange Blossom Trail Redevelopment Board, and the Downtown Orlando Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He holds a doctorate degree in organizational leadership and is now department head of pastoral ministry at Nyack College in New York City and senior pastor at Mount Vernon Alliance Church in Mount Vernon, New York.

Created by Jerry Applebee and Polly Applebee in 1994, the Restore Orlando's after-school program organized outings such as horseback riding and helicopter rides. The Applebees were affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene in the Parramore neighborhood of Downtown Orlando, Florida.

This photograph, taken by an unknown volunteer at the program, was originally discarded, along with other similar photographs, and then found by a local resident near the Emmanuel Fellowship and Worship Center, which is located at the former site of Restore Orlando. The collection was given to the contributor, Dedra Jenkins.


Original 3 x 5 inch color photograph: Private Collection of Dedra Jenkins.

Date Created

ca. 1996


Jenkins, Dedra

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color photograph.

Is Part Of

Parramore Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




3 x 5 inch color photograph




Still Image


Restore Orlando, Holden-Parramore, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher


Originally owned by Dedra Jenkins.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dedra Jenkins and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Parramore History Harvest


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Dedra Jenkins

External Reference

Thompson, Geraldine Fortenberry. Orlando Florida. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Carver Park: An Orlando Housing Authority HOPE VI Community." Orlando Housing Authority. Accessed 13 April 2016. http://www.orl-oha.org/carver_park_update.htm.
Shanklin, Mary. "Grand Opening of Carver Park." The Orlando Sentinel, September 12, 2009. Accessed 13 April 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2009-09-12/news/0909110187_1_carver-park-carver-court-downtown-orlando.



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