Dr. Darlene Williams Chosen for Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Transition Team

As OBT’s President & CEO Dr. Darlene Williams, PhD, I’m honored to serve on NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams’ Transition Team as a member of the Economic and Workforce Development Committee. It's a privilege to share my voice with so many tireless advocates and policy experts focused on the economic recovery [...]

Dr. Darlene Williams Chosen for Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Transition Team2021-12-10T19:08:16+00:00

OBT at SOMOS

#BuildingFutures is an essential part of our mission at OBT. Partnership is key to accomplishing that vision! OBT was present at the SOMOS conference building those networks and gaining support from key stakeholders to continue #BuildingFutures. Our CEO, @drdeewilliams , had the opportunity to connect and meet with elected officials that represent the communities [...]

OBT at SOMOS2021-12-10T19:11:18+00:00

NYATEP’s 2021-2022 Workforce Academy for Policy & Advocacy Cohort

OBT is proud to announce that our President and CEO, @drdeewilliams, has been chosen to participate NYATEP 2021- 2022 Workforce Academy for Policy and Advocacy Cohort. Dr. Williams is amongst the thirty-two participants selected throughout New York State to boldly advocate for workforce needs. This dynamic group represents the best of [...]

NYATEP’s 2021-2022 Workforce Academy for Policy & Advocacy Cohort2021-12-10T19:09:52+00:00

NEW YORK CITY NON-PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW DOUBLES DOWN TO STRENGTHEN WORKFORCE IN THE POST- PANDEMIC WORLD

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) reopens classrooms, welcomes new leadership, and announces GivingTuesday event to help communities recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic BROOKLYN, New York – October 19, 2021 – Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT), a New York City-based non-profit organization that has been serving youth, [...]

NEW YORK CITY NON-PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW DOUBLES DOWN TO STRENGTHEN WORKFORCE IN THE POST- PANDEMIC WORLD2022-01-22T17:31:12+00:00

ANNOUNCING OBT’S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

OPPORTUNITIES FOR A BETTER TOMORROW (OBT) SELECTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DR. DARLENE WILLIAMS New York, NY – (August 17, 2021) After an intensive search, OBT’s Board of Directors names Darlene Williams, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 7, 2021.  For nearly 40 years, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow [...]

ANNOUNCING OBT’S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER2022-01-19T21:16:03+00:00

ESSENTIAL YET VULNERABLE: NYC’S HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS FACE FINANCIAL CRISIS DURING PANDEMIC

The individuals working at human services nonprofits arguably have been the unsung heroes of New York City’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Amid an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the city’s human services organizations have provided vital, lifesaving services for the city’s most vulnerable communities—from delivering meals to homebound [...]

ESSENTIAL YET VULNERABLE: NYC’S HUMAN SERVICES NONPROFITS FACE FINANCIAL CRISIS DURING PANDEMIC2021-12-09T21:59:03+00:00

Place-Based Grants Will Investigate How to Diversify NYC Tech

n 1983, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow was founded out of a Sunset Park, Brooklyn storefront to serve out-of-school and unemployed young people. The waterfront neighborhood had been a booming industrial hub in the mid-20th century, but by the 1980s, many of its factories had begun to close. 36 years later, that [...]

Place-Based Grants Will Investigate How to Diversify NYC Tech2021-05-12T15:56:53+00:00

City’s Workforce Nonprofits, In Need More Than Ever, Face Their Own COVID-19 Crisis

Since coronavirus lockdown measures went into effect in March, the number of jobless residents in New York has surged: so far, the state has processed more than 2 million unemployment benefit applications, while the unemployment rate in the city alone jumped from 4.1 to 14.2 percent from March to April, according to [...]

City’s Workforce Nonprofits, In Need More Than Ever, Face Their Own COVID-19 Crisis2021-12-09T21:58:14+00:00

Monthly Spotlight: OBT Alumna – Where is she Now?

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 [...]

Monthly Spotlight: OBT Alumna – Where is she Now?2021-05-12T14:54:13+00:00
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