From the Publisher of The Urban Connection, Life Empowerment Strategist Vera Cornish now brings you Dare To Dream With Vera Cornish. This kaleidoscope of stories of Vera’s journey was created to inspire, motivate and be a catalyst for being crazy enough to believe that all things are possible.


Imagine a life that begins with Fast Black, June Bug and a pink Cadillac in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, leading to the mountains of Pennsylvania and a little further down the road you’re working on a college campus in the President’s office! From backstage passes to marvelous music festivals to incredible relationships, the journey continues.


Who Is Vera Cornish

Vera Cornish is a dreamer that is crazy enough to believe dreams do come true! Challenged to write a personal vision statement was a significant turning point in her life. Eighteen months later she resigned her position as the first Director of Institutional Diversity at Harrisburg Area Community College and launched Cornish & Associates Inc.

Vera is a firm believer in social entrepreneurship, for-profit for good! She is the founder of The Urban Connection of the Capital Region; the premier print, digital and multimedia lifestyle resource for multicultural audiences. She is also the founder of The Access & Opportunity Breakfast Series and The Access & Opportunity Career Fair. Where did the signature events begin? That’s an easy answer, The Women of Heritage Leadership Breakfast.

Vera has garnered a reputation as a dynamic motivational, inspirational and transformational speaker, facilitator and strategist.

Vera has designed and delivered presentations and provided strategic consulting to meet the needs of corporations, nonprofit organizations and individuals. Organizations that have embraced her work include Highmark Blue Shield, Giant Foods LLC, The Hershey Company, Highmark, Milton Hershey School, Capital BlueCross, Leadership Harrisburg, Business Women’s Forum, the Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, Hamilton Health Center and the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Her career has included Penn State University, Student Services with a focus on recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and service to three presidents at Harrisburg Area Community College.

Vera encourages individuals to learn from the past, embrace today and Dare To Dream in all aspects of their life.

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