Champions of Change
Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, has spent the last 26 years as the founding Executive Director of Hour Children, a nonprofit program based in Queens, NY, that provides comprehensive support within the prison walls and in the community - including prison visitation, supportive housing, job training and placement, mentoring, mental health support, and child care - to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children. Believing, wholeheartedly, in a person’s potential to change and acknowledging every child’s right to a stable and secure family, Sister Tesa lives among and stands beside the families that she serves helping them to achieve their potential.