Raised by a single working mom who earned $15,000 per year, Rachel learned to find and raise resources early in life. Before joining Family Values @ Work, she created the fundraising strategy for Let Girls Learn, a signature initiative for the Office of the First Lady under the Obama Administration. Now, Rachel is working toward a broader economic and gender justice agenda as Family Values @ Work’s director of development, raising funds in the fight for paid leave and affordable childcare.
Family Values @ Work’s is a network of 27 state coalitions that use community organizing, media, public education, leadership development, and civic engagement strategies to advance policies that value families at work. We provide funding, technical assistance, and peer learning to our coalitions to win good public policies on paid sick days, paid family and medical leave and affordable childcare. Our state coalitions bring together more than 2,000 diverse partner organizations, including labor unions, business owners, healthcare advocates, immigrant workers, faith leaders, advocates for children, seniors, and people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ activists.
I can connect you with content experts and worker activists who have experience with worker's rights, paid sick days, paid family and medical leave and more. We are actively working professionals in the film and television industry on culture change projects that uplift worker stories and change the cultural narrative to one that values caregiving and all caregivers.