Rachel R. Jackson

Therapist/Empowerment Coach


I will be speaking on:

Trauma and Grief

Grief Does Not Expire

Healing takes time, don't rush the process. Don't rush your healing.

About Me

Rachel R. Jackson is the Founder of Project Compassion, NFP.  At the age of 25, Rachel followed the calling in her heart to help those in need. Since 2005, Project Compassion, NFP has assisted over 100,000 homeless, disadvantaged, and low-income men, women, and children. Rachel Renata has both received local and national awards for her work, including:

Barack Obama Silver Presidential Award.

Daily Point of Light Award.

Rachel is the recipient of the Lindenwood University Outstanding Alum

Secret Deodorant Strong Enough for a Woman award presented by Tyra Banks

Powerful Difference award by ABC Radio & Pine Sol

BASIC Citizen of Character award

Lindenwood University Outstanding Alum award

Top Ladies of Distinction “Extraordinary Women” award

Delta Economic Development Corp Award “Heroes Among Us” award.

TOCO “Making a Difference” award

In 2011 Rachel opened the Compassionate Resource Campus in Belleville, IL, a full-service facility campus that enhances the lives of disadvantaged women and children through empowerment, education, and compassion. Rachel led the charge in PC-NFP, receiving a Proclamation from the Mayor of Belleville, IL, declaring October 29th “Compassion Day” in the city of Belleville (2014). Rachel Renata has been featured in the June 2008 and December 2014 issues of Ebony Magazine. MORE Magazine, Oprah (O) Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Gazelle Magazine, Southern Living, and Country Women Magazine. Rachel was featured in Black Professional Women (2011 & 2016)

Rachel has launched the first Self-Esteem & Self-Worth program called Empower-Me in St. Clair County, IL working with 30 school districts to inspire youth and girls by building beauty from the inside first, character building, and continuing education.

Rachel is the host of the Girlz On Purpose Tour. Rachel holds a BS in Business Administration, M.A in Professional Counseling; Rachel is a currently a PhD Psychology student at Walden University. Rachel is a Grief Therapist with an Emphasis on nonviolent Trauma.

Rachel’s motto is “ It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

Get Empowered to Care for You, Your Team & Your Congregation

Find the resources and support you need at the Thrive & Cultivate Summit on May 18-19.


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