What makes P2A different from other workforce-development programs is that we help people get, and remain in, actual union apprenticeships

We were gratified to learn that the community organization, Community Voices Heard, will be honoring us with its Lights of

Pathways 2 Apprenticeship


Union construction industry work has long been one of New York City’s most reliable pathways to becoming part of, and staying in, the middle class. The pathways for entering into these careers, however, are difficult to navigate. As a result, people from communities with low income and high unemployment, such as people with criminal records, people on public assistance, residents of public housing, youth recently released from the foster care system, and others, have generally not been successful in entering these fields.Further, too many people from these communities who manage to secure such positions end up not being able to sustain these careers because of a lack of support.

P2A works with individuals, unions, and community organizations to recruit, train, and mentor people from these communities for careers in union construction in New York City. Together, we help people build and maintain solid and sustainable careers for life.


What We Do

P2A provides information to community organizations throughout New York City about union construction industry opportunities and, with its community partners, recruits...

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Our History

P2A was started 3 years ago by representatives of construction-industry labor unions and community organizations in New York City to...

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Our Team

Staff   Dominique Bravo Director (917) 887-0744   Alvin Banks Coordinator/Instructor (347) 501-2416   Michael Cleland Assistant Coordinator Paris Simmons...

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Frequently Asked Questions: 1.Can you help me find a job? P2A helps people get into union apprenticeship programs (not jobs)...

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NYC Safety Training Bill Before City Council

P2A is grateful for, and commends, the leadership of City Council Members Jumaane Williams, Carlos Menchaca, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, for leading the sponsorship of the Construction Safety - Training bill, Introduction #1447.
This bill specifies “certain training and qualification requirements” for all construction workers engaged in the construction and demolition of buildings over 4 stories tall.
The construction industry is booming in NYC right now, with developer revenues at a record high.  This success does not require the deaths and serious injuries on the part of the workers who make it happen.  Indeed, those booming revenues can support the cost of the training that all construction workers need and deserve training to do this work safely.
We call on all New Yorkers to demand passage of this necessary and long overdue legislation.
Click Here For NYC Saftey Training Bill Before City Council