Welcome to a community where growth, empowerment, and opportunity thrive hand in hand. Our mission is more than just words—it’s a commitment to action, to the people we serve, and to the future we are building together.


Our Vision

We strive to be the leading career model for delivering comprehensive, innovative and inclusive career and employment services in Newport News and beyond.


Our Mission

In a world that’s constantly evolving, we stand as a beacon of hope, guiding individuals towards a brighter, self-sufficient future. Our mission is clear:

“We endeavor to meet the Career Pathways & Occupational needs of our citizens, job seekers, students, and business & industry by developing a labor force that has access to coaching, training, education that enables self-sufficiency.”


Our Approach

At the heart of our approach is a belief in the power of community. We recognize that true strength comes from the collective—diverse voices, backgrounds, experiences, and dreams merging together to create a tapestry of success. We champion personal growth, not just in career terms, but as a holistic pathway that includes empowerment, training, and lifelong learning.


Empowering Individuals

We do not just prepare you for the job market; we strive to arm you with the tools to take charge of your own destiny. Whether you are a student stepping out into the world, a job seeker ready to make a mark, or a seasoned professional aiming for new heights, our ecosystem of support is tailored to uplift and guide you.


Inclusive Opportunities

Inclusivity is the bedrock upon which we build our programs. Recognizing that talent is universal, but opportunities are not, we work fervently to bridge gaps and open doors. No matter your age, background, or experience, our community is a home where everyone is welcomed, supported, and inspired to thrive.


Educating for the Future

The landscape of work and business is shifting, and we preemptively equip our labor force with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an unpredictable world. Through access to innovative coaching, rigorous training, and comprehensive education, we lay the foundations for enduring self-sufficiency. 


Why We Do It

Our passion stems from seeing the transformation that occurs when individuals are given the chance to shine. It’s about igniting that spark within each person to pursue their chosen path with confidence and pride. Every success story fuels our resolve to uplift even more lives.

Join us on this exhilarating journey of self-discovery, growth, and fulfillment. Together, we will build a vibrant labor force ready to meet the demands of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Together, we are unstoppable.


Welcome to our community—where your potential knows no bounds.

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We Believe In Purpose

We believe that actively discovering and pursuing purpose, leads to more valuable and impactful persons who feel personally fulfilled.

We Build Relationships

Our expertise, experience and connections are available to all whom we serve. Our valuable connections build relationships and careers that build a better world.

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We Are Touch Points

We help individuals discover where they want to go, motivate and challenge them to aim higher. Every person is different and we are here to serve their diverse needs.

We Are A Team

Our team members are professionals who work together. We pursue healthy and productive working relationships through open communication, mutual respect and collaboration, while growing in our collective professional development.

The Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center is a centralized hub for customized, flexible, comprehensive, and innovative approaches to career awareness, skills development, wealth building, support services, and case management.

The STEAM Digital Innovation & Fabrication Lab is an instructional hub for STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) driven by team building, allowing opportunities for students and people of all ages to learn by designing creative solutions to real-world problems. It is the first and only lab of its kind in Virginia.

Opportunity Center

At the Brooks Crossing Opportunity Center in Suite 102, we engage adults in custom-focused career and financial coaching, skills development and wealth building, and supportive services to meet participants’ training and job seeking goals. 

Innovation Lab

At the Brooks Crossing Innovation Lab in Suite 101 you’ll find an inventive fabrication and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) workshop full of hands-on equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters, a recording studio and a mixed reality room to name just a few! 

This innovative facility is the result of collaboration between the City of Newport News, the Newport News Economic Development Authority, Old Dominion University, and Newport News Shipbuilding working together to assist individuals and families in the area to achieve financial stability and sustainable wealth. 

Larry Brunson
Executive Director
Brooks Crossing Innovation and
Opportunity Center

City of Newport News

Terrance Johnson
Operations Manager
Brooks Crossing Innovation and
Opportunity Center

City of Newport News