Empowerment Zone


About Us

Empowerment Zone Inc.

Empowerment Zone Inc. is a Staten Island community-based agency that provides educational, recreational, and social programs for children, youth, adults, and seniors.

Empowerment Zone Inc is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), organization, established in 2008, to fill the void of a lack of programs for the residents that live in Parkhill and the surrounding communities.

Our mission is to provide quality programs for youth, adults and seniors where they obtain knowledge and life skills, that build strong character, self-sufficiency, resilient communities, increase their earning potential and break the cycle of poverty

Our Goal is to ensure that our programs and services are provided with excellence, professionalism, respect, compassion, and empathy.

Empowerment Zone Inc. currently provides:

  • Afterschool tutorial and homework help – Youth grades 2-8,
  • Summer Learning Institute – Youth Ages 8-13,
  • Empower Girls S.I. – Adolescent girls ages 11-16,
  • Parkhill Chess Club – Free chess instructions for youth grades 2-8,
  • Senior Computer Classes – Basic computer classes for Senior 55+
  • Job Readiness & Preparation Training
    • Resume Writing
    • Basic Computer Skills
    • Interviewing Skills