The RWR NETWORK/RWRN Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to serve and support many of the most vulnerable members of society.
RWRN is a culturally specific private charity with a mission to inform, educate, encourage and empower women, senior citizens, Holocaust survivors and under-served groups and individuals.
Early initiatives include seminars, educational programs, one-on-one advocacy, micro-grants, pro-bono attorney matchmaking and more.
RWRN was founded by sisters Rachel Weingarten and Rebecca Weingarten who on an individual basis have been volunteering within their own communities for years before realizing there was a larger need to be met.
Rachel is an internationally recognized award-winning author, journalist, speaker, and advocate. Her writing has appeared in The Week, CNN, Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many more. Her most recent book is “Ancient Prayer:Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year.” Rachel is also a marketing and trends strategist who’s worked with global brands and is frequently quoted in the media/appears on morning television sharing her thoughts and predictions on current trends.
Rebecca is a corporate consultant setting up career transition and education coaching programs for individuals and teams. She’s a former Bloomberg administration executive who was manager and director of a joint New York City and New York State citywide inter-agency project. Rebecca also was a teacher trainer and program developer for a joint CUNY/NYC Department of Education alternate intervention dropout prevention program.
The sisters credit their parents with inspiring them to a lifelong commitment to helping others.
One of RWRN’s first educational products, Project HEARD: Holocaust Education, Activism, & Resource Database will be launched in beta in summer 2020.