Empowerment Zone

"Lighting the Path To a brighter future"

Halloween at the Bridging the Digital Divide Afterschool Program 2021

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.

  • Bridging The Digital Divide Afterschool Program

    Afterschool program provides a safe space for youth and access to technology and high-speed internet. Participants learn basic computer skills, homework help, personalized tutoring, recreational, cultural activities, and arts & craft. (Mon-Friday 3-6pm - Barack Obama Computer Center)

  • Kings And Queens Of The Hill

    Chess for kids is a program that provides children between the Ages 7-13, a fun way to learn and apply strategic thinking skills in a game of chess and throughout life. (Thursdays 4pm-6pm - Barack Obama Computer Center)

  • Empower Girls SI

    “Taking Control of Your Journey From Girl To Womanhood” Explore: Healthy Relationships, Positive Body Image, Communications Skills, Leadership Skills, Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurial Skills, Career Exploration/ Job Preparation and more in a girl-friendly environment. (Saturdays 11 am – 1 pm - Barack Obama Computer Center. Ages 11-16)

  • Senior/Basic Computer Classes

    Basic computer skills classes for people of all ages. Group and one-on-one instruction, Internet and email access, enhanced job skills, health literacy, socialization, volunteer & leadership opportunities. (Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm, Thursdays 6pm - 7pm)

  • Job Readiness & Preparation Training

    Assisting job seekers with Resume Writing, Basic Computer Skills, and Interviewing Skills.

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

Email: [email protected]