Friday, December 14th, 2018

Pathfinder celebrates NeighborWorks Week

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018

Community members and staff members of Pathfinder Services celebrated NeighborWorks Week on September 15. NeighborWorks Week is a national celebration of community engagement and neighborhood improvement by the network members of NeighborWorks America.

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, combined with other NeighborWorks organizations across the country mobilized tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness, including painting and landscaping properties, recognizing successful partnerships and hosting a number of events that educate, train and inform.

This year’s theme was “Advancing Opportunity,” and NeighborWorks organizations advance opportunity by empowering residents and communities with the tools, skills and services they need to help everyone thrive. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center chose the Huntington Chalk Walk event to honor NeighborWorks Week in 2018.

“We are grateful to have been a part of the 2018 Huntington Chalk Walk. It is a fun and family-friendly community event where we shared the services that Pathfinder Services provides. We were happy to coordinate NeighborWorks Week with this event in a way that our artists from the Creative Abilities and Little River Art Studios were a part of it. This year’s theme of Advancing Opportunity pairs well with Pathfinder’s strong focus on community integration through the arts. The Huntington Chalk Walk advanced opportunities for our artists to show their abilities to the community. Our team of artists even won this year’s award for the Most Inspirational piece during the chalk art competition,” stated Justin Barker, director of the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center.

The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of more than 240 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Over the past 40 years, NeighborWorks and its network have assisted close to eight million people through affordable housing and counseling. In 2017, the NeighborWorks network provided housing and counseling services to 455,100 people, repaired 71,300 homes, and created and maintained 43,600 jobs. The NeighborWorks network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.