By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

A place of peace

Vicente Rubio's goal is to bring more compassion, empowerment to Creswell


November 28, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

R. Vicente Rubio has lived in Creswell since 2017; his mission is to serve through teaching and mentoring of youths, adults and seniors, regardless of background.

CRESWELL – The dream of helping others was instilled in R. Vicente Rubio from a young age. Although he had a traumatic childhood that resulted in a brain injury and post-traumatic stress, it was this experience, he said, that let him see and feel compassion for those that he felt were like him.

Rubio has spent almost 38 years of his life teaching and mentoring people of all ages and backgrounds. Now, after almost three years in Creswell, he is retiring in order to offer martial arts and meditation classes to the community free with a donation.

"I will retire and offer to the community tha...

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