“Resgatando Talentos” means to rescue or discover talents. This project was offered in collaboration with Cristina Capobianco. The mission of the project was to showcase a number of amazingly talented people to the public and help them regain self-confidence while encouraging the same public to be supportive and to build networks.
Rebecca Cohen is a graduate of the college of criminal justice at Northeastern University in Boston. She believes that the key to inspiring hope and positive change in the lives of youth lies in providing life-enriching opportunities on a daily basis. She is committed to helping each child develop tools necessary to build a more positive future.
Rebecca is working as a manager for a pilot project to reach out to kids at risk, already exposed to harsh poverty, violence and drugs in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is sharing her knowledge and experience with the kids and their families, raising hopes and empowering those families to improve their chances for a prosperous and just life.
This is an educational and experiential project focused on violence prevention and life skills training, including development of culture, arts and other resources already available to the community as a way to foster possibilities for them to engage in a career or activity that takes them away from drugs and violence.
“Conde Mateus” - the name of this project is in honor of my father who dedicates much of his time to help others in need and I am now following his footsteps and bringing more volunteers and collaborators to continue to feed and clothe more than 5000 families in urgent need. As it is with any other social justice or health promoting initiatives, we count on donations from people like you and I who are fortunate to have enough to eat everyday. Any donation is valuable and helps tremendously! Money is a very useful donation, but you can also offer your prayers; support; love; volunteer time to help organize or even participate in the distribution in Brazil.