Awards and Recognition

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow was included in the Social Impact Exchange s&I 100 list, which measures the 100 most effective organizations.  The S&I 100 is the first-ever broad index of nonprofits with proof of their results and we’re proud to have made the list!

Read more about the S&I 100 list by the Social Impact Exchange

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow was chosen as a semi-finalist, from over 50 organizations, for the NYC Innovative Nonprofit Award by the Center for Economic Opportunity. The awards recognized pioneering local nonprofits that exhibit creative approaches and exemplary program implementation.

OBT CEO Randy Peers was honored with the prestigious Churches United for Fair Housing’s (CUFFH) Father Jim O’Shea Person of the Year Award, in recognition of all of the work and support that he has given to the adult education and workforce development community within North Brooklyn.

NY Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales delivered a proclamation to OBT from Govenor Cuomo commending OBT’s tremendous work and impact in the community through our Job Skills for English Language Learners program.

Meg Frost, a lead English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at OBT won the New York Time’s ESOL Teacher of the Year Award. The selection committee noted her collaborative efforts with civic and volunteer organizations to engage her students as well as her commitment to furthering their professional development.

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The New York Life Foundation selected Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to win the Award for Excellence in Educational Enhancement, which recognizes outstanding programs that demonstrate excellence in enhancing academic achievement among young adults.

The NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) honored OBT with it’s Opportunity Award for Serving Youth. Each year, the NYCETC Opportunity Awards honors programs that demonstrate measurable creativity and exemplify best practices that can serve as models in the field.

The National Youth Employment Coalition created the Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet) to enhance the quality of programs that link young people (ages 12 to 25) to work and education in order to promote a successful transition to adulthood. PEPNet Awardees are recognized for their quality practices and generally considered to be some of the strongest youth programs.