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Welcome to www.drbenjaminfoster.org, Foster spearheaded the General Assembly’s appropriation of $56 million to remodel and upgrade the facility. In addition, he served as Principal Planning Analyst for Human Services, Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management; Assistant Chief, Staff development, Connecticut Department of Social Services and Supervisor for Employment Compliance, City of Hartford Human Relations Commission. He served as a Lecturer at several colleges. Dr. Foster is the author of When the People Speak: Selected Words on Life in the African American Experience in which he compiled the thoughts of past and present contributors , and Looking For Pay-off: A New Schooling for African American Inner-City Youth where the dropout problem is explored. He has published several articles on the social condition of African Americans including the highly cited “The Case for Vouchers” which appeared in the Black Scholar. He currently serves as Chairman, Education Committee, Connecticut State Conference N.A.A.C.P. Branches. Dr. Foster is the recipient of several civic and professional awards and fellowships including: National Urban Fellow; Institute for Education Leadership Education Public Policy Program; Education Finance Fellow, Harvard Center for the Study of Public Policy; The Environment and Behavior Research Center, University of Massachusetts/Amherst; Administrator of the Year, Consolidated School District of New Britain; Trinity College Alumni of the Year, and; Omega Psi Phi Inc., District Man of the Year. He has received service citations from the New York African Studies Association, Greater Hartford N.A.A.C.P., Urban League of Greater Hartford, New Britain N.A.A.C.P. and Hartford Chapter, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Greater Hartford Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Black Men Recognition Award. Dr. Foster’s civic involvement has included the Capital Conference of Churches, Biblical Institute for Social Change; Delegate, New England Board of Higher Education; Trustee, Trinity College in Harford, and; Member, Board of Directors, Substance Abuse Action Council .He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and N.A.A.C.P. Dr. Foster’s current research focus is on Urban School Transformation, Black Oral Expressions, and the impact of Cybernation and Artificial Intelligence on the employment of minority males in urban centers. He holds four academic degrees including an Ed.D. and CAGS in Education Administration and Human Services Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MAT in History from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut and BA in Sociology from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He was awarded a Certificate of Education Public Policy, George Washington University; and Certificate of Higher Education Leadership, Hampton University. Dr. Foster served as a consultant to the nation’s first “public only” voucher schools demonstration in Alum Rock School District in San Jose, California. The Alum Rock Experiment or Harvard Plan became the predecessor to the charter and magnet schools movement. . He frequently speaks to groups and organizations.