Thompson, CT (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
TEEG, the nonprofit social services agency serving Northeast Connecticut, today announces a new addition to its team of caring staff members. Emma Pietrantonio will join the agency as the new Community Program Manager. Previously a constituent services representative and campaign manager for U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, Pietrantonio began working with TEEG full time in May.
As Community Program Manager, Pietrantonio is responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities and providing direct consumer service in TEEG’s needs based and senior services programs. She will work with clients to provide case management, fuel assistance, senior services, Back to School and Campership programs, and community events.
Pietrantonio is 2008 graduate of Providence College with a degree in political science. She will be pursing her Master of Social Work from Wheelock College in Boston starting this fall.
In her role as a Constituent Services Representative for Representative Courtney, Emma assisted homeowners in the 2nd congressional district as the housing case manager. She worked directly with families to prevent mortgage foreclosure and eviction.
“It was during this time that I realized my passion for social work and direct service. It was empowering to be able to connect homeowners with the resources to create positive outcomes, and be able to show that the government is available to help. I hope to bring this passion to TEEG where I will continue to empower families in the Quiet Corner with resources that will assist them. I hope furthering my education and obtaining my master of social work will allow me to better perform my new responsibilities.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Emma to the TEEG team,” said Donna Grant, TEEG Executive Director. “Her expertise, kind heart and passion for assisting others make her a perfect fit for our agency.”
Pietrantonio likewise believes that TEEG is the perfect fit for her. “TEEG has created an amazing community presence focused on collaboration and integration. Their agency is renown in the area for providing essential services to families in not only Thompson, Woodstock and Putnam, but throughout the Quiet Corner. It is that collaboration and respect from the community that drew me to TEEG,” said Pietrantonio. “It is an honor to become a part of the TEEG team. I look forward to working to create true and lasting change for individuals and families. As I learn the ropes, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself with any ideas for events, programs and partnerships.”
TEEG is a community-centered nonprofit agency of human services whose mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, engage the community, and connect resources. TEEG works with several Northeast communities including Thompson, Woodstock and Pomfret with programs in community services, early education, prevention, senior outreach, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about TEEG, its programs and services, visit http://www.teegonline.org or call 860-923-3458.