“For Social Entrepreneurship, Erika Hill of Vision Street Research Chosen as 2022 Long Island Press PowerList Honoree.”
Woodbury, NY (June 16, 2022)
Schneps Media presents the Long Island Press PowerList powered by Catholic Health to celebrate Long Island’s most influential movers and shakers over the past year. On Thursday evening June 16, 2022 surrounded by family, friends and fellow honorees, Erika Hill of Vision Street Research was honored for her extensive service to the community.
Erika Hill of Long Island NY has dedicated her life to public service. She is the CEO of Vision Street Research, a for profit business that works with Black led community-based organizations and Black owned businesses.
During the global pandemic, Erika Hill established two virtual summer internship programs to help young minority students get work experience and make an impact in the nonprofit sector and greater community. Erika’s desire to help people stems from both her professional and personal experience, and from having great mentors. Growing up, Erika watched her father mentor at-risk young Black men through his business, Norman L. Hill & Sons Electrical Company. Erika admired her father for stressing the importance of skill acquisition and pursuing a higher education, as well as his support for career pathways that ensured a stable job within city departments. Though her father is gone, Erika feels in her heart that her purpose is to continue her father’s workforce development legacy through Vision Street Research.
Erika is a lifelong learner. She has obtained several academic and professional certifications including: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University, where she was the valedictorian, Master’s in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University, with a concentration in community development and affordable housing, Georgia Real Estate License, and Workforce Development Certification.
Erika is a native New Yorker. While she was born in Cambria Heights, she spent most of her formative years living with her parents in the Stern Parks Community of Freeport and is a proud graduate of Baldwin Senior High School.
Erika shares her secret for success “I operate from a place of service and selflessness. I am a social entrepreneur who runs a business focused on a social mission.”
About the Long Island Press PowerList: Schneps Media names the most influential movers and shakers on the Island to the Long Island Press PowerList. Schneps Media recognizes those named for their continued commitment, impact and influence they have sustained on our Island existence over the past year.