Oma S. Holloway: Building on Community Strength

Oma S. Holloway, Chief Operating Officer, joined Bridge Street Development Corporation in 2015 as Director of Community Engagement spearheading Youth Workforce Development, Tenant Support Services, and Economic Development. She has over 25 years of professional work experience managing and consulting with non-profit programs and organizations in New York City. As Chief Operating Officer, Oma manages Bridge Street’s economic development initiatives, grants management, and youth workforce development portfolio that includes the growth and expansion of merchant association; Open Streets in Bedford Stuyvesant; Commercial District Needs Assessment; and technical assistance for small business owners. Oma secures over 1100 paid internships annually for young adults to support local businesses and not-for-profit organizations in addition to expanding program services for young adults at Bridge Street to include Cure Violence and Restorative Justice programs.

Bridge Street Development Corporation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn with an emphasis on low-to moderate income residents. They do this by building partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders. Since 1995, Bridge Street has continuously worked to serve the Bedford Stuyvesant and Central Brooklyn community and has become a trusted provider of information, economic development, affordable housing and social services, as well as a convener of community engagement activities.

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