Family, friends, staff members, and community partners gathered September 17 at the Savoy Banquet Center in Florissant to celebrate nine Pathways to Progress members, the program’s inaugural graduating class. Several graduates were among Pathway’s first members when the initiative launched in 2016.
Graduate Tyra praised Pathways to Progress for teaching her be accountable. She credits her Member Advisor with helping her acquire life skills she uses daily to stay on a good financial path. She has altered her spending habits, purchased her first car, and is building assets.
“When you accomplish something you set out to do, it feels amazing,” said Tyra. Congratulations, Tyra, Rosetta, Lynnette, Kathy, Loddie, Thomas, Bridget, Jacquline, and Nicole. Oh, the places you’ll go!
About Pathways to Progress
Pathways to Progress members receive long-term, intensive support and assistance through direct connection to community resources. Focus areas include employment training and retention; financial literacy; life skills; health/mental health; and legal assistance. The highly individualized case management and legal services are provided by St. Francis Community Services, one of our eight Federated Agencies.
Pathways serves families residing in North St. Louis County who have annual household incomes at or below 130 percent of U.S. poverty guidelines and are facing numerous barriers to attaining economic stability.
To date, more than 90 households have participated in Pathways to Progress. Currently, there are nearly 70 active member families, including 170 children.
Learn More: https://www.ccstl.org/pathways-to-progress/