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Grant Associates Launches the B2W Program in Manhattan

On Wednesday, January 2nd, Grant Associates opened the doors of its new location on 55 West 125th Street and welcomed the first customers of its Back to Work (B2W) program. The B2W program, operated by Grant Associates, provides comprehensive employment services to individuals applying for and receiving public assistance (TANF) who reside in the borough of Manhattan. The staff of nearly 40 members, including both new hires and internal transfers, and has been preparing in recent weeks for the program’s launch.

The B2W program, managed by the New York City Human Resources Administration, provides intensive services to TANF customers that all geared towards helping them find and retain work. Customers work intensely with our staff, receiving job preparation and training services, case management, referral for supportive services and much more. Grant Associates’ B2W Program is partnering with Henry Street Settlement, a New York-based nonprofit that provides social and educational services to the community, which provides ESL and literacy training to our customers.

As the B2W program presents new and exciting challenges, our team is stepping up to the plate. They are proving every day that they can manage a large flow of customers and apply our business approach and successful job placement methodology to transform the lives of the TANF population in New York.

The B2W Staff

Grant Associates’ Transfers and Promotions to the B2W Program:

Martin D’Andrade – Program Director

Michelle Delgado – Intake Specialist

Patricia Graves – Office Manager

Manpreet Purewal – Career Coach

Fernando Rosado – Account Manager

Kate Senquiz-Coello – Intake Specialist

Tommy Tuccillo – Deputy Director of Sales & Recruitment

Sophia Williams – Resource Room Manager


B2W New Hires:

Sandra Arizaga – Intake Specialist

Aleksandr Belakhovskiy – IT Coordinator

Guy Booker – Intake Specialist

Jennifer Daniels – Account Manager

Emily Degro – Career Advisor

Karen Diggs – Career Advisor

Shoshana Elmore – Front Desk Associate

Marissa Feiwus – Career Coach

Sabrina Garcia – Career Advisor

Glen Gentile – Security Officer

Jason Grove – Career Coach

Cynthia Harris – Career Advisor

James Harris – Front Desk Associate

Hilgra Hatcher – Career Advisor

Richard Marcano – Career Advisor

Antonio Martinez – Account Manager

Viju Matthews – Account Manager

Maritza Peralta – Intake Specialist

Wayne Pertinaud – Account Manager

Israel Polanco – Account Manager

Emilia Ponce – Career Advisor

Hope Pruitt – Trainer

Precious Ricks – Intake Specialist

Dennis Taylor – Trainer

Richard Thomas – Security Officer

Noorjahan Wells – Career Advisor



About Grant Associates News

Grant Associates is a national workforce development company. This blog serves as our internal newsletter, where we share news from our centers, our staff, and management.


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