Pathways - VA Inc.
1200 W. Washington Street
Petersburg VA 23803-3923
Mission Statement
We are a neighborhood partner building pathways to employment, good health, and a revitalized community.
Web and Social Media
CEO/Executive Director Juanita Epps
Board Chair Annie Mickens
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired - Former Petersburg, VA Mayor
Contact Information
Address 1200 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 238033923
Telephone 804 862-1104
Fax 804 862-1015
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Former Names
Petersburg Urban Ministries2007
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,210,141.00
Projected Expenses $2,210,141.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2009View
We are a neighborhood partner building pathways to employment, good health, and a revitalized community.
  1. Pathways' free, volunteer-run specialty clinic, with a current caseload of over 6100 patients, provided more $1.4M in free medical services last year to our patients in the areas of cardiology, breast health, disability and other specialties.                                                              
  2. We have expanded our workforce development programs in both size and scope. We now serve over 100 students, including at-risk youth and dislocated adult workers. Our job training courses now include instruction in construction, environmental remediation, healthcare, and logistics with certifications available in all fields.                          
  3. Pathways continues its expanded programs in offender re-entry, working with participants to ensure a stable, successful transition to civilian life.

  1. To prepare our participants for sustainable living wage employment through skills training, career preparation, and placement assistance   
  2. To develop a community model for health and wellness in Petersburg, which has one of the lowest average life expectancy rates in the U.S. Through programs, education, and awareness, we hope to improve quality of life, promote longevity, and combat obesity in the City of Petersburg.
  3. To build partnerships with residents and stakeholders of the Battersea community as part of a neighborhood revitalization plan.  Together, we can bring to life their vision for their neighborhood.

  4. To revitalize neighborhoods with a high concentration of foreclosed homes and increase the quality and quantity of affordable housing in our area.

  5. To assist our neighbors in developing personal financial stability through education, training, and financial literacy.



  • $50,000 for program operations


  • Community Health Nurse                                                                      
  • Food Distribution Coordinator                                                               
  • Vehicle Mechanic (volunteer)                                                                
  • Phone System Technician (volunteer)


  • 6 laptops                                                                                                 
  • 60 gallons semi-gloss, acrylic (water based) interior paint                    
  • 40 gallons exterior, acrylic (water based) paint                                     
  • paintbrushes, rollers and roller pans                                                       
  • 15 passenger van                                                                                    
  • tow hitch                                                                                                 
  • 6*8 covered trailer                                                                                  
  • school supplies


A group of representatives from diverse traditions sat around a table in this community in the mid-nineties to discuss ways to put faith into action through partnerships that are seldom forged. From this and similar gatherings, the decision was made to "just do it," and pathways to healthy development have continued to be forged through lasting partnerships with congregations, finance and business entities, public agencies, other community-based organizations, and local residents. As an organization, we continue to celebrate and embrace the gift and richness of diversity, and we are committed to recognizing and responding to the value of the human spirit in every person as we are about the work of Building Lives and Awakening Hope.  Pathways, formerly Petersburg Urban Ministries, was begun in 1995 as an inter-faith community development corporation. It was incorporated in 1997 and received its 501(c)3 status in 1998.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Tri-cities Region
Board Chair
Board Chair Annie Mickens
Company Affiliation Retired - Former Petersburg, VA Mayor
Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Rob Colwell District Superintendent
Drexel Harris Dominion Resources
Ms. Annie Mickens Retired
James Mott RES, Inc.
Donnell Tyce Sabra
Joyce Venable Financial Advisor
David Walker Pepsi Bottling Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Housing and Community Development
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Juanita Epps
Senior Staff
Harrison Bonner CFO
Juanita Epps Programs Director
Full Time Staff 24
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 750
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2007
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes

Pathways is a YouthBuild affiliate and partners with Crater Youth Services to provide uniquely comprehensive, full-time, non-residential, community-based programs that offer at-risk youth an immediately productive role rebuilding their communities. Students spend half their time attending basic education classes and half their time receiving job skills training in high-demand fields while building affordable housing. YouthBuild is also on the cutting edge of education reform for drop-outs and effective re-entry for offenders. Pathways' youth development programs work because they put equal emphasis on education, employment skills, and community service in a supportive setting.

Budget $500,000.00
Short Term Success

By the end of a 12 month program, from completing students: 100% will be drug free, 90% will be employed or in secondary education, 75% will have earned a credential, 50% will have earned their GED

Long Term Success

The long-term goals of this program are young people who are educated, trained, and have employment which enables them to support their families. As a long-term result, unemployment in the area will drop from 43% to below the national average. 


Pathways Technical School provides free job training in construction, HAZWOPER, healthcare, and logistics for unemployed youth and adults.  As an official testing site, our students may earn the following certifications:

National Center for Construction Education Research - Construction, Your Role in the Green Environment
Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Construction Industry Safety & Health, HAZWOPER
Environmental Protection Agency -  Renovate, Repair, and Paint
Electronic Technicians Association International - Commercial Data Cabling, Residential Data Cabling, and Customer Service
VA Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation -  Lead Safe Worker, Asbestos Remediation Worker
Manufacturers Standards Council - Logistics Technician
Virginia Department of Medical Services- Personal Care Aid 
In addition, training is offered in basic computer literacy and job-readiness.
Budget $400,000.00
Short Term Success

By the end of a three month program: 100% of students will earn one or more workforce credentials, 75% of students will find placement.

Long Term Success

The long term goals of this program include an educated, trained, and employed workforce that meets the needs of our area’s dynamic community and employers, thereby reducing the 43% unemployment rate to below the national average. Also, for the homes that are weatherized through this program, we desire a 20% reduction in energy usage costs for the lifetime of the home.


As the construction subsidiary of Pathways, Shalom Homes rehabilitates older homes and builds new single family homes primarily in the North Battersea neighborhood in Petersburg, Virginia. Each of these homes is developed for sale to low-to-moderate income first-time homebuyers. 

Pathways also rehabilitated two affordable living spaces.

Other housing activities include cleaning and renovating public housing, weatherization services, and lead hazard screenings.

Budget $779,000.00
Short Term Success

We will rehabilitate 38 affordable living spaces in the next year. Eight foreclosed homes will be renovated, made energy efficient, and made available for resale. Forty homes will receive weatherization services.

Long Term Success

The long term goals of this program include a neighborhood vacancy rate reduced from 47% to below the area average, and an owner occupancy rate increased from 30% to above the area average.

Pathways pools the time and skills of over 1,000 volunteers annually.  Individuals, groups, and AmeriCorps members work together with our staff and neighbors to bring our vision for Petersburg to life.
Our community revitalization project relies heavily on community engagement and quality of life planning to improve the health and sustainability of Petersburg. This comprehensive, neighborhood-driven approach brings together strategies for the development of both places and people. Resident leaders and community stakeholders create and implement a quality of life plan that will, over time, help transform Petersburg into a community of choice and opportunity where families can happily live, work and raise their children.
Budget $249,000.00

Pathways’ Specialty Clinic provides free services to uninsured patients in the areas of cardiology, disabilty, and breast health. Pathways is a member of the Virginia Association of Free Clinics. Other health services include substance abuse counseling, nutrition classes, health seminars, vaccinations, and health challenge programs.

Budget $65,000.00
Short Term Success

Pathways will:

  • Serve over 400 patients through its free clinics
  • Provide over 100 nutrition classes
  • Assist 30 people in maintaining or becoming drug free
Long Term Success

The long term goal of this program is patients who have received care for their health problems, learned how to mange their chronic disease, and gotten instruction on healthy changes. We want to reduce the area’s rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart attack, all of which are among the highest in the state.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $2,210,141.00
Projected Expenses $2,210,141.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,158,478$1,521,867$1,013,413
Individual Contributions$166,541$162,241$247,040
Investment Income, Net of Losses$38$19$1
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$76,845--
Revenue In-Kind$89,228--$60,834
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,464,512$1,760,356$1,147,136
Administration Expense$59,480$64,193$42,295
Fundraising Expense$75,336$84,791$68,983
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%5%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,346,761$2,492,464$2,748,508
Current Assets$163,477$285,258$204,019
Long-Term Liabilities$1,283,172$1,317,581$1,458,819
Current Liabilities$336,257$386,097$517,830
Total Net Assets$727,332$788,786$771,859
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.490.740.39
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets55%53%53%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 8/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Pilc & Moseley, LLC
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.