To Whom It May Concern:

It is with pleasure that I write a letter of recommendation for Jason Goldman.

Mr. Goldman was a volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Salvador, Brazil in 2006. Cross-Cultural Solutions is a non-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs worldwide. Since 1995, we have brought approximately 15,000 participants to countries around the world. Our programs offer a unique opportunity for participants to work side-by-side with local people, on locally designed and driven projects. Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate hands-on service and cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding.

Mr. Goldman is bright, compassionate, and energetic. As a volunteer, Mr. Goldman spent his time volunteering at CAASAH, a support house for children and adults living with HIV/AIDS, where he offered assistance in the daily function of the center and helped facilitate the support groups in the hospital. Mr. Goldman worked in these communities with integrity and positive energy.

Mr. Goldman has been very involved with our organization since his participation. I have had the distinct pleasure of hearing Mr. Goldman speak at two public events. He has eloquently spoken about his experience as an international volunteer and the positive impact of cultural exchange. His speeches are vivid in detail, inspiring, and have a huge impact on those who are present. He is person who is committed to making a difference.

In 2007, he spoke at the Building Bridges Coalition event in Philadelphia. This event aimed to increase international volunteerism. His speech was moving, powerful, and inspired others to consider volunteering abroad. In celebration of International Volunteer Day, we asked Mr. Goldman to speak at a White House event, urging members of Congress to co-sponsor the Global Service Fellowship Act. By speaking about his international experience, Mr. Goldman articulated the important role of volunteers in local communities around the world and in society as a whole.

Mr. Goldman is an outstanding speaker and I highly recommend Mr. Goldman for any inspirational speaking opportunities. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Steven C. Rosenthal
Founder and Executive Director
Cross-Cultural Solutions