Restoration Welcomes Blondel Pinnock as New President and CEO
Mission and Vision
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HOUSING STABILIZATION AND HOMEOWNERSHIP
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
REAL ESTATE AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Innovate the Future Benefit Gala
Restoration Rocks! Music Festival
About the Plaza
The Breakthrough Technology Fellowship disrupts the racial wealth gap by training New Yorkers with prior programming or computer science experience for competitive roles in a growing industry.
The tech and innovation economy is booming, but this growth is leaving out many Brooklyn residents, particularly people of color.
Limited access to resources that foster career readiness and success is an obstacle faced by many young professionals of color.
Employed within 5 months of program completion
Completed the program and were job-ready.
Involved in the program (involvement includes: hiring, volunteering, and hosting events).
The Breakthrough Technology Fellowship tested the hypothesis that a gap in leadership skills prevents people with technical skills from getting jobs. The program followed a robust curriculum focused on career fluency, racial identity development, and 1:1 coaching. Restoration provided wraparound supports, including financial counseling and referrals to mental health resources, and alumni engagement.
The pilot class was comprised of 20 low-income young professionals of color who already have technical training, either from a 2- or 4-year degree in a tech field or a comprehensive tech training program. The cohort was 70% Female/30% Male and 35% Black/35% Latinx/30% Asian. They demonstrated remarkable results.
Marcy Lab student
"Shortly before my first coding bootcamp ended, COVID hit New York, which made my job search much more difficult. With job offerings drying up and traditional networking tactics being almost impossible, I focused on looking for programs with the right expertise and relationships to help me launch a career. By the end of the coding courses and professional development lessons, I plan on being able to market my skills and my story to potential employers more effectively."
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