A Warm Welcome to the OBT Community, May is the by far, my favorite month as we observe some truly special days such as Mother’s Day, Mental Health Awareness, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Cinco de Mayo, which means “the fifth [...]
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Welcome Valued Members of the OBT community, I am thrilled to share with you that our 40th-anniversary celebrations are still ongoing, and we are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from our community. It has been four decades since we began our mission of empowering individuals and [...]
Sister Mary Franciscus was born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn. After completing high school, Sister Mary entered the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. She earned her B.A. at St. Francis College and then attended Brooklyn College where she received two Masters, in Education and in Supervision and Administration. [...]
Good day an a very warm and gratuitous welcome to the OBT Family, Happy International Women’s Day (IWD)! The IWD Organization’s website reminds us to: “Celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, [...]
Warm Welcome, OBT Community, and happy Black History Month! Since 1976, every U.S. President has designated February Black History Month. This month of celebration and awareness is a time to reflect and focus on the contributions of African Americans in this country, as well as the incredible sacrifices despite the history [...]
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you had a joyful and restful holiday with your family and friends. At OBT, 2022 was a continual focus on what matters most – supporting our teams and strengthening the workforce by serving as a bridge to economic opportunity for youth, individuals, and [...]
Season's Greetings, OBT Community! Wishing you peace and a warm heart during this season of Giving, Reflection, and Holiday Celebrations. December is often a time to reflect on the impact made over the past year in preparation for a prosperous New Year. Amidst your holiday spirit for giving, consider [...]
Good Day OBT Community! A warm welcome to you and your families as we enjoy the month of November. This is a month to embrace the power of GRATITUDE. With that, I'd like to thank the OBT team and partners for your continued hard work and dedication to the [...]
This article is part of a series recounting the stories of people who received help from nonprofit organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. By Callie Holtermann Oct. 27, 2022 For Mr. Hart, who is 23 and grew up in several foster homes around New [...]
Shirley Mino is an ESOL student who originated from Ecuador. A single mom, she’d enrolled in our English classes when, unfortunately, she lost her job during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She decided to utilize her time by improving her literacy and English skills. In winter 2022, [...]