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Dear Friends of OBT, In this moment of social and economic reckoning, we stand with our participants, staff, and partners as one with communities impacted by systemic inequality. We condemn unjustified violence which fuels protest and anger, and support peaceful protest to effectuate justice. We also recognize the barriers that [...]
Q. Why did you decide to partner with OBT? A. OBT’s mission is something we sincerely believe as a company that empowers people. We feel strongly about giving back to the community and this was a perfect fit. We can act as a true partner by working with OBT to [...]
My name is Diana Altamirano. I was raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn by a single mother on public assistance. Everyday my mother would remind my siblings and I of how important our education would be for our future. She, unfortunately, was unable to complete elementary school and faced a lifetime [...]
Spectrum Joins with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to Boost Technology Resources with New Learning Lab
NEW YORK CITY – (April 27, 2018) – Spectrum and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit, announced the opening of a Spectrum Learning Lab at OBT’s program office at Industry City. The event was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 26 that included NYS Assembly Member Felix Ortiz, [...]
https://www.nynmedia.com/content/youth-need-work We need the city’s help to connect harder to reach youth to economic opportunities Young adults who are still out of school and out of work – despite New York City’s strong economy and work opportunities – are typically facing steeper barriers and require more supportive services. We have [...]
Tamara has been championing OBT since 2011 as a board member. Now on the Executive Committee, and as Board Secretary, Tamara continues to go above and beyond in her commitment to OBT and the NYC youth and adults we serve. We asked Tamara a few questions about why OBT is [...]
We are excited to have partnered with our neighbor, the National Historic Landmark Green-Wood Cemetery, to help young adults ranging from 18-27 learn essential skills to start a career in masonry restoration! This 10-week pilot program began in March and serves 10 New York City residents. The brainchild of World [...]
Brooklyn, NY (Thursday, January 12, 2017) – After 11 years of serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Randy Peers announced he will be stepping down to take over as the first CEO of the newly formed Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation [...]
BROOKLYN, NY (April 7, 2016) – Job seekers and would-be entrepreneurs in Sunset Park, Red Hook, and other Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods now have a new resource: an integrated employment and entrepreneur development center providing access to good-paying jobs and economic opportunities in the city’s technology, creative and manufacturing sectors. Known [...]