Rachel Foster has been dedicated to fighting injustice for 30 years. She has been an advocate at the Tompkins County Task Force for Battered Women and Sanctuary for Families, a community organizer at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and an attorney and Board Officer at Brooklyn Legal Services, as well as a Board Member of the Citizens Committee for Children, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, and Community Board Two. She developed two shelters, one for homeless families and another for domestic violence survivors and their pets. Ms. Foster received the New Yorkers Who Make a Difference Award from United Neighborhood Houses for her work representing disenfranchised New Yorkers.
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”
— Maya Angelou