We have a lot of fun at the Barack Obama Computer Center. Celebrating birthdays, doing arts and crafts, completing our homework and petting our mascot.

Empowerment Zone

"Lighting the Path To a brighter future"

Empowerment Zone meeting with Borough President Fosella at the JCC

Making history with the 1st African-American Speaker of NYC Council

Celebrating with our brothers and sisters from Liberia as they have a street naming

Congratulations to our Executive Director Ms. Minnie Graham for being a honoree for the Phenomenal Women's Association

Bringing out the power within!

Empowerment Zone Inc. is a Staten Island community-based not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), agency established in 2008, to fill the void of a lack of programs for the residents that live in Park Hill. Empowerment Zone provides FREE educational, recreational, and social programs for children, youth, adults, immigrants and seniors on the North Shore.

Limitless learning and opportunities

Our mission is to provide quality programs for youth, adults, immigrants and seniors where they obtain knowledge and life skills, that build strong character, self-sufficiency, resilient communities, increase their earning potential and break the cycle of poverty.

Our Goal is to ensure that our programs and services are provided with excellence, professionalism, respect, compassion, and empathy.

From the Executive Director

Sometimes I think the way we go about helping those that are in need of help does little to improve their self-sufficiency. Why do I say that? It’s because I believe that each person has the ability to make much needed changes in their lives, with a little help from their friends.

I’m reminded of that African Proverb, “give a man a fish he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish he will eat for a lifetime. By teaching a man, (woman, boy or girl) how to fish, you empower them, making them the Captain of their own ship and destiny.

Our desire is to light the path for those that come through our doors, helping them to illuminate their potential and abilities. Hence the Empowerment Zone’s motto, “lighting the path for a brighter future.”

As always,
Love & Peace
Minne Graham

Contact or Visit Us

180 Park Hill Avenue, Suite LH,
Staten Island, NY 10304

Phone: 718-448-0010
Fax: 718-448-0084

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