About Us

Our Approach

We exist solely because there is a demanding need for economic prosperity. Underserved communities are going through real financial struggles with very little resources and education to build a better future for their families. Without a little help and direction, many of these individuals will find it impossible to thrive. The R.A.R.E. Foundation provides the framework for successful and recovery.

We focus on:

  • Credit Education
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Intensive Economic Literacy
  • Community Based Accessibility

We are always open to learning more and applying proven solutions to our model. Please contact us to discuss ideas and opportunities.

Our Story

The R.A.R.E. Foundation was founded in January 2016 by a small group of New York residents that had a vision of a better nation. A nation that ensures that all community segments are provided with the best opportunity for prosperity. Since R.A.R.E. was founded, hundreds of individuals have been provided with expert Credit Literacy & Recovery, Entrepreneur Services and Job Preparation.

We have truly made an impact in a very short time and will continue until all needs are met. Veterans have been served and the Formerly Incarcerated have been given a better opportunity for full recovery.


The R.A.R.E. Foundation is made up of volunteers from all walks of life. From community leaders to concerned citizens, our foundation has benefited from a community-driven desire to combat the issues facing our society. The foundation is governed by a Board of Directors. We have listed some of the board members below.

Quincy Luzunaris

Chairman & Founder
Literacy Advocate for Disadvantaged Communities
Community Educator. New York City Teacher.

Stephanie Massiah

Charity Clerk, Officer
Dedicated to Credit Awareness and Consumer Literacy.
Community Educator. New York City Teacher.

Jeffrey Broome

Chairman & Co-Founder
Literacy Advocate for Disadvantaged Communities

Contact us today to discuss how we may build better communities. Every life turned around will result in a better world, stronger families and healthier community.

Financial Recovery

Changing Lives through Financial Literacy

This program is unique because it strike’s at the root causes of disadvantaged communities. It approaches the problem with a combination of credit education, money management, debt settlement and application of right under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Participants receive a thorough understanding of how they arrived at a disadvantaged economic position, and the tools and assistance to achieve complete recovery.

Making a Positive Community Impact

Collaborating to Maximize Program Value

The RARE Foundation collaborates with the nations brightest minds, and credit recovery professionals. This collaboration is essential to the optimization of our recovery model. This is why our Financial Recovery is very successful and has a 99.9% success rate. Participates that remain engaged in the program receive incredible results. This has transformed the lives of hundreds of participants.

Why this matters

Our program is effective in changing lives, building families and bring hope. It feeds the local economy, reduces the prison population rate and breaks the cycle of poverty.

  • Lower Interest Rates
  • Elimination of Predatory Loans
  • New Savings for College, Retirement
  • Higher Home Ownership Rates
  • Fair Auto Loans from Top Dealers
  • More Career Opportunities
  • Fewer Issues with Substance Abuse
  • Stronger Community Pride

Now, this should stir your heart to action. Join us in making a major impact on our generation. Help us bring about stronger equality, and a better national community.


Helping our Heroes Return

Many of these veterans need our assistance. Why? While they were protecting our nation, their credit profiles were affected by the global economic downturn. Many veterans should qualify for VA Home and Business loans, but are held back because of their credit profiles. This results in many veterans struggling with stability, homelessness and hopelessness. In fact, the struggles veterans face upon their return home often lead to homelessness, addiction, depression and personal decline.

It is essential that we help these individuals who have given so much to protect us. Show you appreciation by partnering with us for their benefit. Literacy Initiatives & Tools

We Can do Better

  • On any given night in America, 47,000 veterans are homeless
  • 1.5 million veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
  • A 620 Credit Score is required for a VA Loan. This is easily achieved with the RARE Veterans program.

We provide the following assistance:

  • Entrepreneur Assistance
  • Credit Score Recovery
  • Financial Literacy
  • Debt Settlement
  • Community Networking
  • Job Placement, Preparation
  • Coaching, Training

Freedom through Literacy & Education

Unlocking Financial Freedom

The NYC Freedom 500 provides economic counseling to the pre and post convicted population. Our goal is to help those who are currently incarcerated, as well as returning citizens, restore their financial structure and achieve economic wellness.

More than half a million people are released from federal and state jails and prisons in this country each year. Following their release, roughly two-thirds of ex-offenders are arrested for a new offense within three years resulting in a seemingly unbreakable vicious cycle.

Freedom 500 is dedicated to assisting “Returning Citizens” who are re-entering society after the completion of a prison sentence. Founded in 2015, RARE has been instrumental in launching the first-of-its-kind, NYC Freedom 500 program in Brooklyn, NY, which assisted 100 participants with providing financial literacy, credit improvement and debt management. 

Veterans Project

In 2016, we were able to assist 500 veterans on a limited budget. Help us make 2017 a year to remember. Let’s raise enough to assist 1,000 veterans with financial literacy, job placement, credit improvement and other areas of recovery.

Community Program

We believe that when you raise the credit, you raise the community. With the help of Equifax, we are distributing 100,000 subscriptions in the Equifax ID Patrol. This will help the community better track their credit profiles.