EastNewYork.com and Equity Platforms is excited to announce the newest installment of EMPOWER ENY campaign with an event titled “Tools for Career Development and Entrepreneurship”. At the event, local residents will have the opportunity to get first-hand advice and knowledge from an expert panel consisting of executive program directors and successful entrepreneurs while connecting with government agencies through curated workshops.

The career-focused event is set to take place on Saturday, July 29th from 12p – 2p, bringing together job seekers, employers, and industry professionals for a day of networking and insightful discussions. Organized by community leaders and organizations such as NYS Assembly Member Nikki Lucas, NYC Mayor’s Office, Administration of Children’s Services, and many others, the event aims to empower the future workforce, and foster economic growth.


Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Time: 12p – 2p

Location: 127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn NY


The community gathering will provide a unique platform for job seekers to engage directly with a wide range of local businesses and organizations actively seeking new talent. From entry-level positions to specialized roles, employers from various sectors will be present to showcase their opportunities and discuss potential career paths. This event offers an invaluable chance for residents of East New York and the surrounding areas to connect with local businesses and explore potential career options.

In addition to the career workshops, the event will feature an insightful panel discussion with distinguished professionals from different industries. The panelists, selected for their expertise and experience, will share valuable insights, career advice, and success stories, offering attendees a glimpse into various career paths and the skills required to excel in today’s job market. Expert panelists include Vernon J. (CEO at Equity Platforms), Mackenton Petion (Co-founder of 24K Brand Restaurant Group), Melissa Hester (Deputy Commissioner of NYC Human Resources), Marlon Rice (Founder Good People NYC), and La’Shawn Allen-Muhammad (Executive Director at CBEDC). The panel discussion aims to inspire and motivate participants, empowering them to make informed decisions about their professional aspirations.

EMPOWER ENY is not just about connecting job seekers with employers; it is a celebration of the talents, aspirations, and potential that exists within the community. This event underscores the commitment of local leaders and organizations to foster economic development and empower residents with the tools and resources needed to thrive in the modern workforce. Community partners include NeON (Neighborhood Opportunity Network), TOTEM, and LDC ENY.

Community members of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend the career fair and panel discussion. Whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned professional seeking a career change, or someone looking to gain valuable insights into different industries, this event has something to offer for everyone.

Participants are advised to come prepared with copies of their resumes and to dress to impress. The career fair offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impression on potential employers, so it’s important to present oneself in the best possible light.

EMPOWER ENY promises to be an event filled with excitement, networking, and invaluable insights. Mark your calendars for July 29th and make your way to 127 Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Together, let’s build a stronger, more prosperous East New York by empowering our future workforce!

For more information and updates, visit http://empower.easyny.com or contact Equity Platforms at reach@equityplatforms.com


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