Employment, Job Related

The Way to Work

  • New York, NY
  • www.waytoworknyc.org

Mission Statement

At The Way to Work, formerly VFI, we are committed to empowering New York City’s young adults with the tools needed to achieve their highest potential. We create lasting impact through our comprehensive, individualized approach to career training, GED preparation, professional and personal counseling, job placement and retention services.

Main Programs

  1. VFI
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

We serve all five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.  We also serve surrounding communities including Yonkers, Long Island and New Jersey.

ruling year

1956

Principal Officer since 2010

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Mr. Rich Brigandi

Keywords

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Vocational training, youth, economic development, job training, job placement, GED, retention, counseling

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EIN

13-1878246

 Number

8182191132

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Employment Training (J22)

Vocational Counseling / Guidance / Testing (J21)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

VFI

VFI's comprehensive program includes the following services: career-specific job skills in medical office assistance, computer and office technology training; bank teller; customer service; security guard training; literacy classes; computer skills training; soft skills classes; skill-building internships; job placement; and two years of career counseling and mentoring to help young people stay on the job. Alumni are always welcomed for college prep workshops and other helpful services.

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,356,047.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

We serve all five boroughs of New York City: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.  We also serve surrounding communities including Yonkers, Long Island and New Jersey.

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The Way to Work co Jamila Willis Bryan Cave LLP
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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The Way to Work

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Rich Brigandi

BIO

Hector Batista, TWTW's Executive Director, resigned from his position on October 7, 2010 and Richard Brigandi, the Deputy Director and CFO, has agreed to step up as Interim Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Brigandi's seven years of experience as the Director of Finance & Administration at Body Positive, Inc. and his 11 years as Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer at The Way To Work, made him a sound choice for the new leadership role. His financial expertise, longevity, and programmatic comprehension will help make the transition smooth and effortless.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kenneth Raisler Esq.

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Term: Dec 2008 -

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