Felicia Fonrose was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn, New York. Her life journey includes many struggles and triumphs. Homelessness and kinship foster care taught her to determine her response when she could not control what was happening around her. She decided not to let her past define her life, but instead she chose to make good choices along the way, decisions that led her to work for some of the top fortune 500 companies in NYC.
For 12 years Ms. Fonrose owned and operated an upscale Day Spa in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. She put in the work and as an entrepreneur mentored young girls through a program which helped them learn about entrepreneurship by writing business plans, creating budgets and more. She hosted these young girls at her Day Spa for years through this program and connected with them in a way that moved her to do more every chance she got. Knowing that her potential is unlimited Felicia has promised that with God’s blessing she would encourage, uplift and support more young ladies who faced some challenges just as she had.
Felicia’s Promise, a mentoring program for underserved girls was realized on September 5th 2019, because Felicia realized that she could do more. God placed this program on Felicia’s heart and along with her amazing Leadership Team, they have developed a program that will serve many. Felicia and her ambitious leadership team understand that it takes a village. They formed a village of mentors and promise to change the lives of those who are willing to put in the work to fulfill their dreams. Felicia wants young ladies of color to learn the importance of surrounding themselves with positive people who are living purpose driven lives because she has learned and believes that is how one grows despite her circumstances.