With a bachelor of arts in marketing and business administration, Brian Petruzzi became the CEO and founder of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Galloway, New Jersey in 2014. In this capacity, he oversees the daily operations of the business and implements social media marketing for corporate and franchise locations. In spite of his busy schedule, Brian Petruzzi also finds time to support charitable ventures, including the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.
The Atlantic City Rescue Mission strives to meet the needs of the disadvantaged in the community by providing food, shelter, clothing, and counseling. The organization also offers programs to help homeless people and those recovering from addiction to get back on their feet. One such program is the Work Readiness Program. Those who have been unemployed for a long period of time often have more difficulty finding work, so the Work Readiness Program was instituted to allow them to work for 120 days in the Mission doing various jobs such as cooking, cleaning, or office work.
There are also daily classes set up for Bible study, learning life skills, and managing money. After completing the program, graduates may move on to transitional housing and other employment or other programs offered by the Mission.