Rebecca's Mission is guided by the goal of offering individuals in underserved communities access to books. We believe that reading helps to grow minds and provides a unique opportunity to experience the world.
Meet the Rebecca's Mission Team
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Rebecca has always loved to read. She founded Rebecca's Mission in 2013 with an internal fire to provide disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to share in her passion. Currently a junior at Moorestown Friends School, Rebecca has gained experience interacting with diverse demographics through an array of service trips and projects. Rebecca is excited to have the chance to extend her mission's outreach with the addition of the bookmobile.
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Hospitality, Jeff began his career in the service industry. His most widely known endeavor is the renowned restaurant, Vetri, with locations in Philadelphia and Las Vegas. Soon after opening Vetri, Jeff, along with his partner Marc, established an equally successful foundation, Vetri Community Partnership. Over the years, Jeff has served on numerous charity boards, offering his expertise to a variety of causes. As part of the Rebecca's Mission team, Jeff contributes his experience and expertise in this field.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND EVENT PLANNING
Melissa has spent many years in the field of education. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she earned her Masters in Education from Hofstra University and then continued her studies in school counseling at Villanova University. During her teaching career, Melissa has taught at schools in Queens and Long Island New York, as well as in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. After a successful teaching career, Melissa helped to write curriculum for Vetri Community Partnership. Her many years in education, in conjunction with her great organization skills and passion for educating youth, make her a valuable asset to Rebecca's Mission.
A freshman at Moorestown Friends School, Ali has been an integral part of Rebecca's Mission from the beginning. Her literacy knowledge makes her a remarkable resource and her relatability allows for a seamless connection to the communities we serve. In addition, Ali's comfort with and well developed skill set in the realm of social media affords Rebecca's Mission the opportunity for effective and productive outreach.
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA