Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, Speaks to NYC Committee on Economic Development and Investigations

Dr. Williams spoke on behalf of OBT to the Committees on Economic Development and Investigations to discuss how OBT can help create a more equitable economic recovery process for NYC.

Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, Speaks to NYC Committee on Economic Development and Investigations2022-03-30T22:54:39+00:00

Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, Speaks to Committee on Youth Services

The City Council Committee on Youth Services held a preliminary budget hearing to discuss the fiscal plans for Fiscal Year 2023. As a youth service provider, Dr. Williams spoke on behalf of OBT to discuss how the pandemic affected our participants and to advocate for various investments to support [...]

Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, Speaks to Committee on Youth Services2022-03-30T22:51:47+00:00

#JustPay Rally

Along with our hardworking staff, over 1,000 people showed up to the #JUSTPAY Rally outside of City Hall demanding just pay for human service workers on March 10th, 2022. The campaign represents a strong coalition of human services workers, organizations, elected officials, and community members who are fighting to [...]

#JustPay Rally2022-03-30T22:52:37+00:00

Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, speaks at Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing

Hear from Our President and CEO, Dr. Darlene Williams. As she speaks in front of the Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing, where Dr. Williams argued for continued investment in our work in the borough

Dr. Darlene Williams, OBT President & CEO, speaks at Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing2022-04-06T16:31:09+00:00

OBT participating in New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals’ (NYATEP) Advocacy Day

OBT participated in the New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals' (NYATEP) Advocacy Day, to demonstrate the overwhelming support from across New York State from the business community and workforce sector for S6589 (Persaud)/A7534 (Rosenthal) which would establish a six-month, 100% income disregard for New Yorkers receiving cash [...]

OBT participating in New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals’ (NYATEP) Advocacy Day2022-04-06T14:59:44+00:00

Dr. Darlene Williams named to the City and State Fifty Over 50 list

Source: Article - "The 2022 50 Over 50" By City & State "Some years ago, Betsy Gotbaum suggested to City & State Publisher Tom Allon that we were missing something by only highlighting younger New Yorkers with our 40 Under 40 lists. The former New York City public advocate and [...]

Dr. Darlene Williams named to the City and State Fifty Over 50 list2022-01-31T19:30:44+00:00

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
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