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Community Connections recognized nationally

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services was recognized by Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) at their national conference in Eugene, Oregon. The award recognizes Pathfinder Community Connections return to basic Community Development procedures through Neighborhood Engagement.

Pathfinder Services President John Niederman and Director of Pathfinder Community Connections Jan Baumgartner accepted the award on behalf of Pathfinder Services. Rural LISC officials presented the award to Pathfinder Community Connections for returning to the roots of community development, from-the-ground-up community organizing.

“Pathfinder Community Connections received this award for the work we are doing to help revitalize the First Street neighborhood in Huntington and several neighborhoods in Fort Wayne’s near southwest side,” stated Baumgartner. “Our strategy has been to engage residents in these neighborhoods and assist them to set and reach their goals to make their neighborhoods quality places to live and work. We have also been targeting foreclosed homes in these neighborhoods and converting them to habitable residences through our Acquisition-Rehabilitation program,” Baumgartner concluded.

Pictured in the photo from left to right are: John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services and Jan Baumgartner, director Pathfinder Community Connections, accepting a national award from Kirk Kobert, senior program director at Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).