The Roberto Carcelen Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) US non-profit organization committed to assisting to solve some of the world’s health and social problems through technology.

Areas of focus:

Education in technology.

  • The Roberto Carcelen Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved young adults through computer code learning and foster in them, curiosity in high demand STEM careers. We established, fund and operate our ‘Youth Empowerment Program’ (YEP). Over 500 students in two countries have benefited since The Roberto Carcelen Foundation was created in 2014. Learn more here.

Parkinson’s Disease Research

  • The Roberto Carcelen Foundation is also engaged in supporting existing Parkinson’s Disease clinical research by data analysis and interpretation. Our co-founder Roberto Carcelen was recently diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Learn more here.


Marcelo Freire
Marcelo is the co-founder of the Roberto Carcelen Foundation. He oversees RCF’s operations, strategic partnerships, and communications. Marcelo is a seasoned technology professional who believes in the impact that technology can create in all aspects of society. From leveling the playing field for future careers through education to finding insights in vast amounts of data.

Roberto Carcelen
Two time winter Olympian lives in New York City.
Roberto competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics and four years later in the Sochi 2014 Olympics while injured due a ski accident days before.
When he grabbed the Peruvian flag and skied across the finish line in Sochi in blistering pain, he didn’t do it for himself but for his country.
He has recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Condition he is determined to slowdown and help support the ongoing medical research.
Follow Roberto’s Parkinson’s Disease Olympic Journey blog