Our Third Annual Fall Benefit

Our Third Annual Fall Benefit

WPTI's Board of Directors and Staff hosted our third annual Fall Benefit on September 25th. We enjoyed a wonderful evening with a record turnout of over 100 guests from the workforce development field and beyond. We had much to celebrate with the growth of our organization and addition of the Workforce Field Building Hub.

We are so glad to recognize leaders who have made tremendous contributions to the NYC workforce development community and have been valuable partners in achieving our mission and vision.



Blake Foote, Workforce Development Consultant & Former WPTI Board Chair

Greg Hambric, Talent Acquisition Manager, Modell's Sporting Goods

Plinio Ayala, President & C.E.O., Per Scholas




We are excited that we introduced a new award this year to recognize the burgeoning talent and voice of our community with the WPTI Emerging Leader Award. We honored Daniel Ng, Manager, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens, for his leadership in connecting NYC young adults to employment through the Summer Youth Employment Program.


Also, we want to acknowledge our lead sponsors for helping us make the event possible: Modell's Sporting Goods, Per Scholas, Catholic Charities, Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Partnership for New York City, Perch Advisors, and Van West Media.

We thank you again for your support and making it memorable evening! We look forward to working with you in the coming months and years. If you would still like to make a contribution, click here.