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.
revitalize neighborhoods with a high concentration of foreclosed homes and
increase the quality and quantity of affordable housing in our area.
To assist our neighbors in developing personal financial stability through education, training, and financial literacy.
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.
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.
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
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:
By the end of a three month program: 100% of students will earn one or more workforce credentials, 75% of students will find placement.
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.
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.
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’ 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.
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.
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