Importance of Community and Giving Back
Rebekah has facilitated and created mentoring projects and successful educational programs in Philadelphia, New York, and in three African countries (Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda). Rebekah has been awarded for her academic achievements, community service and work as an artist with the African Youth Excellence Award in 2015, in 2012 with the Friends of Kenya award, The Miss Africa USA Humanitarian Award in 2010, and in 2006 with the Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton Innovation Grant. With her college friends Dr. Vinita Acklin, Nicolle Miller, and Jonathan Lee in 2007, she co-founded a non-profit organization named RWUL (Reelworldwide Underground Link). RWUL was a non-profit organization that uses the art form of film and digital media as an outreach tool in the community to educate people about cross cultural awareness. She has served as film festival producer/curator hosting for RWUL and has produced three successful film festivals, organizing over 20+ public film screenings, and teaching film workshops in Africa and the US.