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Valerie Oliver-Durrah

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Valerie Oliver- Durrah
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We are especially proud to share the recognition we have received from our clients, sponsors and collaborators

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Black History Month - 2013
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On Feb. 27th, 2013, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz honored Gale Stevens Haynes, Valerie Oliver-Durrah, Ralph McDonald, Myron Priester (not shown) as part of Black History Month.


Couples Who Care, Serve and Give Back

On December 6, 2012 The Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic and Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President and CEO honored Couples Who Care at the Victorian Mansion in Brooklyn.  Adding special touches to the evening were jazz songstress Cynthia Holiday, The Brooklyn Jazz Generation and the Noel Pointer Foundation Youth String Quintet.  Enjoy our slide show by clicking here or on the picture below.
NTAC Couples Who Care

And thank you to our sponsors...

NTAC Honors Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Neighborhood Technical Assistance is honored to embrace the Fiennes Institute as one of its international charities. This volunteer driven initiative is being supported by Her Excellency, the Governor General of Antigua & Barbuda, Dame Louise Lake-Tack and the Ministries of Culture, Tourism, and Health.

All our events and activities are geared towards increasing assistance to the Fiennes Institute and promoting tourism, that in turn increases economic opportunity for the people of Antigua & Barbuda. Read more...


Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic Celebrated
Bed-Stuy Champions, Dec. 1st, 2011
Our Time Press Features Valerie Oliver-Durrah and Bed-Stuy Champions.  Click picture 

Also see coverage of the Champions for Bedford Stuyvesant event at Bed-StuyPatch


Fall 2011

NTAC President Valerie Oliver-Durrah (far right) served as Host MC for the Area Health Education Center Gala 2011. 


NTAC works with Governor General in Antigua/Barbuda to improve the quality of life for needy seniors at The Fiennes Institute.

Summer 2011


Other Recent Awards


Valerie Oliver Durrah receives a 2009 Legacy Award from Medgar Evers College

Organizational Development Institute of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), (2009).  From left to right:  Delly Beekman, AJLI President-Elect; Keynote Speaker Valerie Oliver Durrah, Brooklyn Junior League Sustainer; Susan Danish, AJLI Executive Director; Dayna Weinberg Starkweather, President, Junior League of Brooklyn


Founders’ Award (2009), Black Agency Executives
Valerie Oliver Durrah receiving Black Agency Executives award with ABC, HSBC, and Geoff Canada
New York Women's Agenda, (2008) - Valerie Oliver Durrah, recipient of the Star Award.

Valerie Oliver Durrah with Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Walters and Gina Bolden Rivera, Chair New York Women’s Agenda Star Awards Breakfast.



Pictured here with Michelle Paige Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg



Distinguished Business and Community Award (2009). Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI).

The Network Journal’s, 25 Influential Black Women in Business Award (2009), Picture at left.


Junior League of Brooklyn Sustainer of the Year, 2007

§Redeemed Outreach Ministries and Publications International – Community Service Award, 2007

§Carib News – Bridge Builder in the Diaspora, Nov. 2007  


Brooklyn Chapter NAACP, Valiant Community Service Award, 2007.  Shown above with Julian Bond, National Chair and with Hazel Dukes


Valerie Oliver-Durrah receives Award from Weeksville Heritage Society, at left with actress Ruby Dee

Brooklyn Oldtimers Foundation, Community Service Award, 2007


§Caribbean Chamber of Commerce – Community Service Award, 2007


Valerie Oliver-Durrah serves as MC for Senator Montgomery's swearing in ceremony, Jan 20, 2007

Shown here:  Azora O' Neil, Rev. Dr Gary V. Simpson, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Valerie Oliver Durrah



October 2006 -The Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC) receives grant to expand JP Morgan Chase technical assistance programs for grassroots organizations focused on quality of life improvements. 

The program will engage more than 1,500 nonprofit and faith-based organizations in Capacity-Building Workshops to be held in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer of 2007.  Link to Full Press Release

Shown here:  Valerie Oliver-Durrah, President, NTAC & Seth Edwards, Vice President of Community Relations, JP Morgan Chase

Valerie Oliver-Durrah Receives Prestigious Gardner Taylor Award, Nov. 3, 2005
Valerie Oliver-Durrah is one of the most generous people I have ever met in the field of philanthropy. She is an organizer and a networker and she shares her knowledge and her wide circle of contacts with both the humblest and the most experienced of community organizations. Only Valerie could figure out the right way to tempt some of the largest foundations in the world to come to Brooklyn, Queens, and even Staten Island, to meet with neighborhood non-profits in settings like Concord Church. Introduction by Marilyn Gelber.
Pictured Left:  Marilyn Gelber, Executive Director, Independence Community Foundation
with Valerie Oliver-Durrah.
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More awards and events

More Background on Ms. Durrah

Press Releases

Meet the Grantmaker Attendees 2008Feb. 18, 2008

Giving Voice to the Grassroots

10th Anniversary for the Meet the Grantmakers Symposiums now claims 10,000 attendees and more than 55 grant making organizations

NAACP Reception for Hazel Dukes

Legendary Civil Rights Figure to Boost NAACP in Brooklyn.
 Legendary NAACP activist Hazel Dukes  shared her experiences in the civil rights movement and her hopes for the future with a select group of New York City women on Tuesday, March 7. Click here to download full release


Black Agency Executives Retreat

Black Agency Executives led a 26 member delegation on a return trip to Salvador, Bahia, the most African City in South America. BAE has led groups of black leaders to countries with ties to the African Diaspora to learn more about the country, how they address social issues especially those related to children and families, and to foster professional exchange of ideas and best practices. Download PDF here.


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