The "I Matter" project utilizes an integrated multilayered process to encourage and empower youth and community members to make a lasting difference.
promote individual and collective pride while fostering a sense of belonging. Collections of larger-than-life images serve as a gateway to meaningful dialogue
offer sustained messaging that evokes awareness, inspiration and pride in individuals, families and the public
enrolls communities' business, civic, art, faith and social services organizations to support the health and wellbeing of its youth
unite communities in celebration of their kids' success with local media coverage, offering youth a powerful platform to be seen and heard
Rob Goldman is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, educator, author and speaker whose work blends aspects of art, education and social action. His photographs have been celebrated in gallery exhibitions and national magazines including Cosmopolitan, Time, Brides and Mademoiselle, and have been used by major corporations including Google, Club Med, Microsoft, AT&T, Marriott, Braun and Seagrams, to name a few.
Mr. Goldman is the author of Shooting From The Heart: Creating Passion and Purpose in Your Life and Work. His talks and programs are offered at universities, museums, corporations and organizations focusing on creativity, personal and professional development, and transformative education. He is the founder and director of the Center for Creative Development in Huntington, NY, a nonprofit organization that is the home of the "I Matter" Project and Just Like Me. Rob is also on the adjunct faculty of Suffolk County Community College, Adelphi University and Dutchess Community College where he teaches courses in photography, interpersonal communication and social impact art.
Rob Goldman, Director
Dina Rescott, Program Coordinator
Alan Semerdjian, Director of Music
Mike Kaufman, Management Consultant
Kenny Wohltmann, Webmaster
Walter Urlich, Exhibit Consultant
Daniel Wood, Digital Retoucher
Angela Krass, Sponsorship Consultant