Johnny Gomes
Caribbean Steel Pan Calypso, Reggae and Soul


Stilt Walkers from Tropical Fete, Inc.

Charisa the ViolinDiva

2015 Gala Sponsors









Sharland Lydia Norris,
Amazing Works Inc.




The Neighborhood
Technical Assistance Clinic
is a registered  nonprofit organization
























































Communication Management

Gala 2014

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
2015 Gala Celebration

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

7:00-10:00 P.M.
Giando On The Water
400 Kent Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11249


Images from the 2015 Gala Evening



Honorary Chairs
Borough Presidents

Hon. Eric Adams - Brooklyn
Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr. - Bronx
Hon. Gale Brewer - Manhattan
Hon. Melinda Katz - Queens
Hon. James Oddo - Staten Island 

Gala Chairs

Honorary Co-Chair
I. Daneek Miller
NYC Council -
27th District 

 Gala Benefit Chair
Mark Henegan
Madiba Restaurant
A South African Experience

NTAC Board of Directors

Left to right:  Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver-Durrah, Pres & CEO; Rev.Sylvia Kinard, Esq, Board Chair; Rev. Kanyere Eaton, Vice Chair; Gayle Gilbert, Secretary/ Treasurer.


2015 Awards

Corporate Partner of the Year



Caribbean Woman of the Year





Omyma E. David

Former Deputy Consul General of
Antigua & Barbuda and
Former Chair of New York CARICOM



Caribbean Man of the Year


Honorable Derrick James

Ambassador for Humanitarian and
Diaspora Affairs



Caribbean Nonprofit of the Year


Big Apple Social Club, Grenada


  Lifetime Achievement Awards

Dr. Marcella Maxwell


Dr. Megan E. McLaughlin




Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn:  Creative Outlet's mission is to present and teach dance at a high level of excellence; aiming to make dance accessible to young people and adults through training and to perform a repertory which is socially relevant and culturally rich. It seeks to reach local, national and international audience. CO is recognized as one of New York's cultural treasures and is known for performing energetic and thought provoking dance. It performs locally, but also tours the country and the world. Through arts in education division, it nurtures young people's academic achievement by developing discipline, self-confidence and learning skills.

Black Womenís Leadership Caucus, Inc. is a non-profit whose mission is to preserve the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman.




The mission of the Flushing Meadow Soap Box Derby (FMSBD) is to support whole-person development of children and youth. Through educational and recreation programming and cultural enrichment in an afterschool setting FMSBD promotes skill and cognitive development in civic engagement, reading and critical thinking as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  

As children and youth prepare for and participate in the annual soap box derby, the FMSBD promotes: experiential learning in STEM related subjects through building cars for entry into the competition; and the psychosocial and professional development associated with communication, accountability sportsmanship, and camaraderie.

Majority Multi-Purpose Service Center - The mission of the Majority Multi-Purpose Service Center (MMPSC) is to offer its international community a place where social services and economic development programs are created and carried out, encouraging involvement in programs and activities that build up, lift up and enhance quality of life for all. MMPSC exists to serve as a gift to the community.


The Staten Island Slimdown is powered by a not-for-profit organization developed for the purpose of providing Staten Islanders with information, inspiration, strategies, tactics and tools. Along with our sponsors it is our sole intention to assist in the process of personal development of all participants with the provision of all resources FREE of charge.



The U.S. Wall Ball Association Inc.  utilizes the Sport of Wall Ball as a vehicle to inspire and empower people's lives.



Hope for Mott Haven

Hope for Mott Haven, the name of this ministry project, has grown out of our call to be a beacon of light in this neighborhood for such a time as this. From our research the average age of the populace of the area is 32 years of age therefore very young there are very high incidence of teenage single mothers and many kids are not able to escape a life of social service dependency. These additional factors combined with the other challenges of the area as a whole, prompted us to develop this program to work with this young population.

SGHY's mission is to provide new opportunities and added encouragement for middle school students, at a critical crossroad in their lives, to become and remain active in sports, dance and hands-on science. We focus on low-income communities where families lack funds for lessons and coaches and where schools have wait lists for afterschool and summer programs. This mission continues in the spirit of Sophie Gersonís outstanding teaching and educational leadership.  We work closely with MS 302, The Luisa Dessus Cruz School in the Southeast Bronx.



CONNECT is dedicated to preventing interpersonal violence and promoting gender justice. By building partnerships with individuals and communities, CONNECT strives to help change the beliefs, behaviors and institutions that perpetuate violence. Through legal empowerment, grassroots mobilization and transformative education, CONNECT seeks to create safe families and peaceful communities.

Riding With Us Foundationís mission is to transform at risk youth into young people empowered to enact positive change in themselves and their community by providing educational and mentorship opportunities in the automotive field.


In-Kind Contributors

Black Cameo
Brooklyn Brewery
Catamaran Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Elite Island Resorts
Giando on the Water

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill
Hotel Bonadies, Ravello, Italy
Jackies on the Reef,Negril, Jamaica, West Indies
Lia Schorr Skin Care, Inc.
Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

Madiba, A South African Experience
Metroplus Health Plan
Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
Olivino Wines
Queen Ristorante
St. Jamesís Club & Villas, Antigua & Barbuda, WI
St. Jamesís Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia, WI
The Club, Barbados, WI
The Four Seasons Restaurant
The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua & Barbuda, WI
Travellers Beach Resort, Negril, Jamaica, West Indies


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