Momentum Communications Group

Momentum Communications Group Momentum Communications Group is an award-winning PR agency that specializes in education and nonprofit. With more than two decades of collective experience in education and nonprofit PR, the Momentum team provides communications solutions that elevate client reputations and influence stakeholder decisions.
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Here’s how Momentum propels nonprofit, foundation and education clients to prominence and keeps them on a forward trajectory:

1. Analyze where our clients have been, where they are, and where they want to go.
2. Scrutinize the media, stakeholder and competitive landscape to prepare smart, insightful strategies.
3. Execute with creativity and command of all the resources of a 21st century PR agency.
4. Continually adjust and innovate to help our clients gain and sustain momentum.

Operating as usual

Workforce Opportunity Services chairman and founder Dr. Art Langer speaks to Quartz about how remote work has changed on...
04/14/2021
How work has changed a year into the pandemic

Workforce Opportunity Services chairman and founder Dr. Art Langer speaks to Quartz about how remote work has changed one year into the pandemic.

In March 2020, we talked to experts about how work would likely change when Covid-19 disrupted it. Now, a year later, we check back to see how those predictions played out.

“As a woman, what I learned very early on was that it was critical for me to authentically own my leadership.”Big Brothe...
04/12/2021
On a Positive Note: Incredible women in the tri-state area

“As a woman, what I learned very early on was that it was critical for me to authentically own my leadership.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC CEO Alicia Guevara was featured as one of News 12 The Bronx's most prominent NYC women making an impact on their communities.

Judayah Murray and Jessica Cunnington bring you some of the best stories from the tri-state area with a focus on incredible women who are paving the way into the future.

The pandemic has highlighted the critical role social media teams play in brand exposure. But #CommsPros can easily be e...
04/10/2021
Setting Boundaries Can Help Social Media Managers Avoid Burnout

The pandemic has highlighted the critical role social media teams play in brand exposure. But #CommsPros can easily be exhausted by constant content creation.

PR News gives tips on how social media professionals can avoid burnout.

Instead of looking to others to give them help, social media managers should start by helping themselves with self-care tactics.

“We were robbed last year, but we could be robbed of a lot more than a holiday right now if we start seeing a spike of t...
04/07/2021
COVID In N.Y. & N.J.: Vaccination Remains Priority, But Officials Warning Of Some High Infection Rates Due To Variants

“We were robbed last year, but we could be robbed of a lot more than a holiday right now if we start seeing a spike of this new strain.”

Dr. Alexander Salerno from Salerno Medical Associates discusses how spring breakers and COVID variants could exacerbate the pandemic on CBS New York.

While the focus has turned to the Big Apple's vaccination efforts, COVID-19 remains a real threat.

“I would say that I learned more from my bosses’ mistakes than I learned from their successes.”First Workings founder an...
04/05/2021
Lessons Learned in Finance and in Life

“I would say that I learned more from my bosses’ mistakes than I learned from their successes.”

First Workings founder and chairman Kevin Davis reflects on his finance career in MarketScale’s #KnowledgeIsPower podcast.

Learning moments in a career can be successes and failures. It’s what a leader does after that really matters. Knowledge Is Power goes one-on-one with leade

The pandemic has amplified the issues working mothers face in balancing their careers and childcare.David Merage and Sue...
03/30/2021
‘Exhausted.’ A year into pandemic, working moms see help on horizon.

The pandemic has amplified the issues working mothers face in balancing their careers and childcare.

David Merage and Sue Renner talked to The Christian Science Monitor about how federal assistance could offer relief to these overworked mothers.

For a year millions of working parents, especially moms, have been stretched to the limits by a stay-home swirl of kids and work.

We stand with AAPI communities in condemning the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence since the pandemic.Stop AAPI Hat...
03/29/2021
Act Now - Stop AAPI Hate

We stand with AAPI communities in condemning the rise in anti-Asian racism and violence since the pandemic.

Stop AAPI Hate has a multitude of actions you can take now to help support AAPI communities. #StopAAPIHate https://stopaapihate.org/actnow/

ACT NOW Encourage those who experience or witness acts of hate towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to report an incident at our website. The reporting form is available in 11 languages. Reporting incidents helps us understand what is happening and guides us in developing poli...

“We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth.”Music provides an outlet that many young students...
03/26/2021
Come together: Why music class is an essential refuge for students amid COVID-19 pandemic

“We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth.”

Music provides an outlet that many young students are missing in their virtual education. Education Through Music's Andrew Grossman outlines why music is an essential component of the classroom in USA TODAY.

We underestimate the importance of music at the expense of our youth.

Can technology replace teachers? Edmentum Chief Technology Officer Paul Johansen says no and explains how #EdTech will c...
03/22/2021
Leveraging AI to Drive Positive Student Outcomes - MarketScale

Can technology replace teachers? Edmentum Chief Technology Officer Paul Johansen says no and explains how #EdTech will continue to develop and support educators during this pandemic.

This week JW Marshall dives into how educators using an AI digital assistant helps educators streamline tasks.

In her op-ed in New York Daily News, Emily Kurtz of RiseBoroNYC puts out a call to action for affordable housing in the ...
03/19/2021
A shady partner in affordable housing: How corporations threaten LIHTC’s success

In her op-ed in New York Daily News, Emily Kurtz of RiseBoroNYC puts out a call to action for affordable housing in the face of corporate greed.

Imagine you are one of the millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet in the midst of this pandemic. Perhaps you are just able to support your family on unemployment, but only because you are lucky enough to live in affordable housing. Now, imagine learning that even this reliable housing sa...

We know you watched Oprah's interview of Harry and Megan. PR News outlines the key lessons #CommsPros can learn from it.
03/17/2021
More PR Takeaways from Oprah’s Royal Interview

We know you watched Oprah's interview of Harry and Megan. PR News outlines the key lessons #CommsPros can learn from it.

The interview tackled ugly accusations, but did so in a measured way. Meghan, Harry and Oprah came out stronger for it.

Burger King UK’s Twitter account sent out a controversial #InternationalWomensDay tweet to highlight gender inequality i...
03/15/2021
Burger King UK under fire for tweeting 'Women belong in the kitchen' on International Women's Day

Burger King UK’s Twitter account sent out a controversial #InternationalWomensDay tweet to highlight gender inequality in the professional restaurant industry. USA TODAY highlighted how this backfired into a social media reputation crisis.

What do you think: bold or insensitive?

Burger King UK attempted to highlight gender disparity in restaurants with a thread starting with the phrase "women belong in the kitchen."

Read Workforce Professionals Training Institute's Sharon Sewell-Fairman’s thoughts in @NYDailyNews about how we can bett...
03/12/2021
Restaurant workers have done everything right. What are we doing for them?

Read Workforce Professionals Training Institute's Sharon Sewell-Fairman’s thoughts in @NYDailyNews about how we can better support restaurant workers during the pandemic.

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-restaurant-workers-20210207-gsdu7kef6vg6fpmoorcmn6lftq-story.html

In December, restaurant workers took to the streets of Manhattan to advocate for aid they desperately need. Full-service restaurants, independent foodservice contractors, caterers and bars are now at just 55% of pre-pandemic employment. More than 60% of restaurants in New York are predicted to close...

This #InternationalWomensDay, we want to celebrate the first Black woman to own a PR firm: Inez Kaiser!She fought gender...
03/08/2021
Remembering The First Black Woman to Own a PR Firm

This #InternationalWomensDay, we want to celebrate the first Black woman to own a PR firm: Inez Kaiser!

She fought gender and racial discrimination on her way to founding Inez Kaiser and Associates, Inc., just one achievement among an extensive list of accolades.

It was at this point that she decided to go into PR – a field she had never heard of – at the suggestion of an editor at an African-American newspaper.

United Nations News featured RiseBoroNYC in its podcast as an innovator of energy efficiency for affordable housing in N...
03/05/2021
PODCAST: Fighting climate change, one building at a time

United Nations News featured RiseBoroNYC in its podcast as an innovator of energy efficiency for affordable housing in New York City.

Learn how the Casa Pasiva housing renovations serve as a model for future global developments.

https://news.un.org/en/audio/2021/02/1084472

The role that buildings have to play in climate change rarely gets the same level of attention as issues such as energy production or transport, but they are a significant part of the problem. The UN estimates that, in 2019, emissions from buildings hit an all-time high, accounting for more than a t...

Alicia Guevara, one of Crain's New York Business’s 2021 most notable Black leaders, was featured on CBS New York for her...
02/26/2021
Black History Is Our History: Bronx-Born Alicia Guevara First Woman To Run Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York City

Alicia Guevara, one of Crain's New York Business’s 2021 most notable Black leaders, was featured on CBS New York for her contributions as Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s first female CEO.

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/alicia-guevara-big-brothers-big-sisters-of-new-york-city/

Alicia Guevara is the first female CEO in the 117-year history of Big Brothers Big Sisters Of New York City. It would be an honor for anyone. But to Guevara, it's also a "humbling" distinction.

Black women are an important part of #MeToo’s legacy. The New Yorker explains how they helped transform the way we talk ...
02/24/2021
One Year of #MeToo: The Legacy of Black Women’s Testimonies

Black women are an important part of #MeToo’s legacy. The New Yorker explains how they helped transform the way we talk about s*xual assault.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/one-year-of-metoo-the-legacy-of-black-womens-testimonies

Despite the tradition of activism by black women, white women have often played the protagonists in the history of s*xual violence, and black women have been relegated to the supporting cast.

In the last decade there has been a new wave of organizations addressing issues facing Black communities.We wanted to hi...
02/23/2021
Donate — Reclaim the Block

In the last decade there has been a new wave of organizations addressing issues facing Black communities.

We wanted to highlight Reclaim The Block, an organization founded in 2018 to reallocate police funding to promote community health and safety. Donate today! https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/donate

Today we’re celebrating Tarana Burke, who bravely founded #MeToo, one of the largest social media movements in history.h...
02/22/2021
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’

Today we’re celebrating Tarana Burke, who bravely founded #MeToo, one of the largest social media movements in history.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/15/me-too-founder-tarana-burke-women-s*xual-assault

After Weinstein, Burke’s slogan was adopted overnight by people sharing their experiences of r**e and s*xual assault. The women’s activist is using her high profile to help the young women she has spent decades fighting for – those who have suffered abuse, and don’t have a voice

Last week the The Museum of Public Relations and the Diversity Action Alliance hosted a “Celebrating Black History” even...
02/20/2021
PR pros honor Black contributions to the industry for Black History Month - PR Daily

Last week the The Museum of Public Relations and the Diversity Action Alliance hosted a “Celebrating Black History” event where Black #CommsPros reflected on their journeys.

Read how far PR companies have come and where they can improve in the future:
https://www.prdaily.com/pr-pros-honor-black-contributions-to-the-industry-for-black-history-month/

In an event hosted by the Diversity Action Alliance and the Museum for PR, leaders from across the U.S. share their experience as Black PR pros and their hopes for the future. While February is the month we annually honor the contributions of African Americans, it has never been enough to only ackno...

CEO Alicia Guevara from Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC was featured in Forbes for her thoughts on the importance of rev...
02/19/2021
5 Ways To Be A Better Mentor—And Get A Return On Your Investment

CEO Alicia Guevara from Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC was featured in Forbes for her thoughts on the importance of reverse mentorship in the workplace.

Read below to find out how reverse mentorship can be innovative and productive:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcperna/2021/01/26/5-ways-to-be-a-better-mentor-and-get-a-return-on-your-investment/?sh=4cc6108c624d

It’s National Mentoring Month. How’s your mentorship game?

Intersectionality has become a powerful term in empowering communities, but its origins delve deeper into incorporating ...
02/18/2021
The intersectionality wars

Intersectionality has become a powerful term in empowering communities, but its origins delve deeper into incorporating gender and racial identities in law.

Read more in Vox about how Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term over 30 years ago:
https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/5/20/18542843/intersectionality-conservatism-law-race-gender-discrimination

When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.

This #BlackHistoryMonth, donate to some of the organizations that are advocating for and empowering Black women:✔️ Black...
02/16/2021
End of Year Campaign 2020

This #BlackHistoryMonth, donate to some of the organizations that are advocating for and empowering Black women:

✔️ Black Women's Blueprint: Prioritizes and addresses women's struggles in broader racial justice issues: https://give.blackwomensblueprint.org/campaign/end-of-year-campaign-2020/c319267

✔️ National Black Women's Justice Institute: Works to eradicate racial and gender disparities in the U.S. criminal legal system: https://www.nbwji.org/donate

✔️ Black Girls CODE : Empowers young girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures: https://donorbox.org/support-black-girls-code

✔️ Higher Heights for America: The only PAC committed to electing more progressive Black women to higher levels of government: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/higher-heights-for-america-2019

✔️ SisterLove, Inc: Aims to educate women about HIV prevention, self-help and safer s*x techniques: https://www.sisterlove.org/support-us

COVID-19 amplified the daily challenges that survivors of s*xual assault and gender-based violence face. Your support allows our team to continue safely mobilizing for our community of women, girls, gender non-confirming, and LGBTQIA+ people. Thank you for journeying with us. Thank you for being ...

Shirley Chisholm paved the way for Black women’s involvement in federal government, yet her impact is rarely taught.This...
02/15/2021
Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm paved the way for Black women’s involvement in federal government, yet her impact is rarely taught.

This #BlackHistoryMonth learn more about Chisholm’s legacy:
https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/shirley-chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972).

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