Warm Welcome OBT Community as we start the month of February and enter 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 [...]
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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, [...]
Greetings to you and your families as we start our Fall season. Thank you OBT team and partners for your hard work and dedication to the participants we serve. We are achieving great success towards our strategic goals and it’s all due to your efforts. September and October have [...]
A report by The Center for an Urban Future (City of Aspiration: 150 Ideas From New Yorkers for Building a More Equitable NYC) includes 150 concrete practical and visionary policy ideas for what Mayor Adams, the City Council, and other city leaders can do to create a more equitable [...]
OBT hosted our first COVID-19 giveaway on July 26th, and it was a tremendous success. We are grateful to our friends in Bushwick for hosting us and to the staff across OBT for helping us ensure 177 COVID tests were received by residents, staff, and program participants. We are also thankful [...]
OBT tabled at NYCHA community, Gowanus Houses, where we supported Senator Brisport, Council Member Restler, Assembly Member Simon and other organizations support the community with a resource fair after an unfortunate incident at the beginning of July. We had an amazing time speaking with community members about our [...]