SoBro hosts multiple in-person and online events throughout the year. We educate businesses on how to expand, compete, and do business with public agencies; support youth seeking to enhance their educational and vocational opportunities; and share important information with our community to help them access resources.
In the fall of 2020, SoBro launched a three-part virtual community panel series—conversations with key practitioners, government and community thought leaders, and influencers to discuss our communities and residents' future.
Our focus was on the current economic and programmatic impacts on supportive housing, youth development, small businesses, and providers and advocates' future opportunities.
BEYOND BRICKS & MORTAR: SERVING AT-RISK POPULATIONS
February 16, 2021
At-risk and disenfranchised populations face a myriad of challenges impacting their efforts to secure permanent and quality housing. This panel will focus on the LGBTQ, disabled, and special needs communities-framing key issues, innovations in housing and services, and focus on what priorities are needed in the future to serve these communities.
SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITIES & ITS IMPACTS ON OUR YOUTH
December 14, 2020
This session focused on our community's youth, the loss of educational attainment, limited socialization, and inadequate remote learning resources during this pandemic. We had also touched on racial inequalities existing in the educational system, how our youth are impacted, and what we can do as advocates to support our children's academic and vocational needs.
SMALL BUSINESS: 2020 CHALLENGES, 2021 OPPORTUNITIES
November 16, 2020
This session focused on challenges that affect small businesses in the Bronx, assessing our entrepreneurs' funding and educational needs and the needed services they bring to our neighborhoods. We also explored systematic challenges to ensuring access to our small businesses' opportunities and highlighted creative avenues to address these dynamics.
Virtual Community Summit 2020/2021
On July 15, 2021, SoBro hosted A Mid-Summer Night’s Virtual Dinner Event! We were so pleased you could join us for this unique cooking demonstration featuring award-winning chef, tv personality, and author – Chef JJ Johnson – who graciously donated his time and delicious recipes for the evening.
A Mid-Summer Night’s Virtual Dinner Event highlighted the ongoing needs for our communities and resident to access healthy, fresh, and abundant food. In addition to supporting SoBro’s critical work, our sponsors also helped us provide over 100 meals to at-risk families through their support of our work. Additionally, our fabulous guest, Chef JJ Johnson, taught us how to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal that was easy to create and educate our residents on ways to enrich their lives through healthy food!