CoFED partners with young people of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to build food and land co-ops.

Meet one of our newest workers!

Meet Rebecca Cariati, CoFED's Interim Program Developer: Food Access and Job Training!


Hailing from Upstate New York, Rebecca has worked in social change movements in Haiti, the Middle East, and the US since 2005. During this time, Rebecca has played progressively responsible roles in building four social start-ups in the fields of women's economic development, Jewish-Palestinian relations, underserved minority youth, and social justice education. In Haiti, Rebecca served as the Deputy Country Director for IsraAID’s international development mission. There, she co-supervised community-based development projects, trained Haitian Nationals in grassroots fundraising, and mentored community organizers in building community-owned and operated businesses in three villages affected by the devastating January 2010 earthquake. Prior to joining CoFED, Rebecca could be seen covered in locally-sourced flour while apprenticing as an artisan baker and working on a start-up incubator kitchen for low-income women in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact her if you want to talk about community colleges, food trucks, cooperative development or anything else! [email protected]

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