The Lines of Opportunity newsletter is distributed twice a year providing updates of different projects and events taking place at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow. Everything from new staff members to our Spotlight on Success where we highlight an OBT alumnus for their career success after participating at OBT.

Newsletter archives:

Winter/Spring 2014




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2014 Issue-PDF
Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2014 Edition highlights the launch of OBT's first ever Junior Board. Head over to page 5 to read about our first Employer Recognition & Networking Breakfast event and lastly, see who is in this edition's "Spotlight on Success".


Summer 2013




OBT Lines of Opportunity Summer 2013 Issue-PDF
The "Lines of Opportunity: Summer 2013 edition" highlights one of OBT's latest accomplishments, the opening of the first Y Roads Center. Make it over to page 5 to read about this year's Summer Soiree, and lastly, see who is in this edition's Employer Spotlight!

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Winter/Spring 2013




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2013 Issue-PDF
The Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2013 highlights OBT's newest programs;YAIP Bed-Stuy and Digital Career Path. Take a look at the OBT and YMCA expansion to Jamaica, Queens, and lastly, read about Randy Peers, Executive Director, to receive the CUFFH's Father Jim O'Shea Person of the Year Award.


Summer/Fall 2012




OBT Lines of Opportunity Summer/Fall 2012 Issue-PDF
The Lines of Opportunity Summer/Fall 2012 Edition highlights the success of our First Annual Summer Soirée at Hudson Terrace; In addition, read up on our newest program to launch out of our Bushwick location, Job Skills for English Language Learners (JSELL). Lastly, our employer spotlight on Dynamex, take a look and see how this company has helped many of our young adults over the years.


Winter/Spring 2012




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2012 Issue-PDF
The Lines of Opportunity Winter/Spring 2012 Edition highlights the launch of two of our newest programs, the Medical Administrative Assistant & Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist programs; In addition, we introduce the story of Luis Gomez and how his dedication and determination lead him to reach greatness. Lastly, our employer spotlight on Cheven Keely & Hatzis, for their outstanding dedication to helping undeserved youth.


Summer/Fall 2011




OBT Lines of Opportunity Summer/Fall 2011 Issue-PDF
The Lines of Opportunity Summer/Fall 2011 Edition highlights the launch of one of our newest programs, the College Access Program; In addition, it highlights the story of Barbara Vasquez and her challenging path to success. A partnership with the Community Service Society has helped trainees overcome some very unexpected challenges; A look at one of the newest courses being offered at the Bushwick Workforce Resource Center – Medical Office Worker Training


Winter 2011




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter 2011 Issue-PDF
The Lines of Opportunity Winter 2011 Edition highlights the success of the Battle of the Badges - Charity Softball Game. In addition, it highlights a former YAIP trainee Gavriella Flores and her success after completing the program. A special recognition is given to Swiss Post Solutions for their dedication and commitment to OBT’s mission to serving the disconnected youth population in NYC. Learn more about Speed Networking and how representatives from Fortune 500 companies provide valuable advice and feedback to our trainees about their resumes and overall job readiness skills.


Winter 2010




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter 2010 Issue-PDF
Lines of Opportunity Winter 2010 Edition highlights the success of the Battle of the Badges - Charity Softball Game. It also, highlights one of OBT Graduates story profiled in the New York Times. Read more on OBT's effort to strategically partner with other community organizations to meet the clients need. Furthermore, the Bushwick Workforce Resource Center serves its 1,000th client.


Summer 2009




OBT Lines of Opportunity Summer 2009 Issue-PDF
Lines of Opportunity Summer 2009 Edition highlights many projects that are now an addition to OBT program services, the opening of the new Bushwick Workforce Resource Center; the Sunset Park Alliance for Youth, and also highlight the success of the first of its kind Speed Networking event in collaboration with Morgan Stanley. In this issue meet Fatimata Diallo, and OBT YAIP Alumni that is on her way to make her dreams come true.


Winter 2009




OBT Lines of Opportunity Winter 2009 Issue-PDF
Lines of Opportunity Winter 2009 Edition highlights the success of OBT's first ever Employer Recognition Night that took place at Battery Gardens in Downtown Manhattan on November 18, 2008. Also, read about the services and programs that will be provided at the new Bushwick Workforce Resource Center soon to open in March 2009. Take a look and meet our new additions to the OBT family. Our Spotlight on Success: Leticia Bennett, Alumni of the Youth Employment and GED Training Program from the Sunset Park site - today she is part of the staff at Ambulatory Surgery Center of Brooklyn.


Spring/Summer 2008:




OBT Lines of Opportunity-Spring/Summer 2008 Issue-PDF
Lines of Opportunity Spring/Summer 2008 edition highlights the success of the Debate Day that took place on June 4, 2008 at the Downtown Brooklyn Marriott and the OBT 2008 Annual Gala, celebrated on May 15 at the Grand Prospect Hall. Take a look and meet our new additions to the OBT family. Our Spotlight on Success: Farina Khan, Opportunity Knocks Young Adult Internship Program Graduate - today is part of the staff at Dwa Fanm.


Fall/Winter 2008:




OBT Lines of Opportunity-Fall/Winter 2007 Issue-PDF
In this edition of Lines of Opportunity; Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow highlights the success of the Website Launch Event that took place on November 15, 2007. Also, OBT’s new programs; Opportunity Knocks Internship Program, Service Learning and Stay at Work Program. Take a look and meet our new additions to the OBT family. Our Spotlight on Success: Delfi Bueno, OBT Graduate-today Senior Recruiter at Washington Mutual.


Spring/Summer 2007:




OBT Lines of Opportunity-Spring/Summer 2007 Issue-PDF
In this edition of Lines of Opportunities, OBT Celebrates the First Annual Gala “Celebrating Sister Mary’s Legacy” where over 200 people attended. Also the launch of the New OBT Logo and colors. New programs at OBT; public speaking and communications and the success of the Adult Literacy program at the OBT Bushwick/Williamsburg site. Meet our new staff members.


Fall/Winter 2006:



OBT Lines of Opportunity-Fall/Winter 2006 Issue-PDF
OBT welcome’s the new addition to the family, Mr. Randolph Peers as Executive Director. Highlights on the Street Naming Ceremony that took place on December 2006, “Sister Mary Franciscus Way” and Spotlight on Success: Richard Gomez an example of courage, discipline and professionalism.

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