Marleny Cruz is an accomplished and visionary entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience as a business owner. She is also a motivational speaker, TV and radio personality, a survival coach, and a community activist. Ms. Cruz’s strong work ethic and desire to make a positive impact on the world have propelled her success throughout her career.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, Ms. Cruz’s commitment to living with purpose, passion, and a fervent desire to make the world a better place gives meaning to her life. As the President and CEO of several strategic companies that make up the SOS Community, an innovative ecosystem designed to promote positive and life-altering experiences through diverse platforms, Ms. Cruz is at the forefront of positive media programming.
Her flagship offering is SOS Multi-Media Group, a multi-media company that promotes positive programming and serves as a powerful tool for education, entertainment, and communication. Through the SOS Radio Live, SOS Radio Podcast, SOS Magazine, and SOS TV Network, Ms. Cruz creates media that is inclusive, authentic, and reflective of the diverse experiences of individuals and communities. By highlighting diverse perspectives and promoting empathy, Ms. Cruz believes that by harnessing the power of media for positive change, we can challenge biases, foster understanding, and ultimately create a more just and equitable society. The company also offers advertising services, TV and radio airtime, magazine features, and recruitment services.
Ms. Cruz’s Science of Survival Institute provides a range of signature survival programs for individuals and businesses, including mental resilience, leadership, holistic health, multi-media, and adulting programs, as well as ESL programs, GED, citizenship, computer training, and personal development workshops. Ms. Cruz is also the President and Founder of the SOS Org Inc. previously known as The Young Adult Role Model Academy, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that equips young adults with all the tools and skills necessary to become successful leaders in all areas of life. The academy offers five core programs that aim to bridge gaps present in society today.
Ms. Cruz’s many accomplishments have garnered her numerous prestigious awards, accolades, and citations, as well as extensive media coverage throughout her career. She has made appearances on Univision, Telemundo, News 12 NJ, News 12 en Español, among others. To date, Ms. Cruz has been honored with the Meritorious Dominican Award, Women of the Year/Community Leader of the Year Award, Women on Fire 2018 award, and “Business Women of the Year 2019” by the statewide Hispanic Parade.
Ms. Cruz currently resides in New Jersey and is a devoted mother to her four-year-old daughter. Her dedication to hard work and success is driven by her desire to set a positive example for her child. Ms. Cruz takes great pride in seeing her daughter’s life enriched by the fruits of her labor, as evidenced by her daughter’s entrepreneurial spirit and early accomplishments as a radio personality. Ms. Cruz’s story is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of one’s dreams.