PATH@1919 will enable PATH and its partners to expand and provide even more services to the 328,000 residents of Northeast Philadelphia, helping individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives.
How will it work?
PATH partners will utilize shared space on a routine schedule, with some establishing ‘satellite offices’ on site. Beyond co-location, services will be integrated through shared outreach, intake, and in-place referrals. Staff across agencies will participate in joint training to better understand each other’s current services and the individuals they serve and will strategize about how to partner to offer new services in response to emerging community needs.
Partners that have signed Memos of Understanding with PATH to date are:
Helps working families and individuals achieve economic empowerment.
Core services include: free tax preparation, resource building, and asset development.
Unleashes the power of literacy to improve lives.
Core services include: adult education, English language learning, and tutoring.
Helps people identify and secure the most important assets in their lives.
Core services include: financial counseling, housing counseling, group learning, and web-based financial literacy.
Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians.
Core services include: full range of legal services, including individual representation, community education, and system advocacy.
Empowers youth to be successful by thinking clearly and writing with clarity.
Core services include: writing academies and workshops designed for various age groups.
Provides free legal services, outreach, information, referrals, and community education to Pennsylvania seniors.
Core services include: free legal representation for elders facing housing crises/homelessness, elder abuse, financial exploitation, consumer problems, grandparent custody, and personal and end-of-life planning needs.
Stabilizes homes, empowers families, and improves communities.
Core services include: housing assistance programs, including assistance with rent, security deposits, utility costs, and mortgage payments; individualized case management; and housing stability workshops.
Promotes inclusive economic growth through immigrant integration.
Core services include: workforce development training programs to support immigrant and English Language Learner career success at all skill and education levels, entrepreneurship training and small business development assistance, and community engagement and leadership development training.
Honorary Committee Members
The development of PATH@1919 is guided by an Honorary Committee, comprised of civic and community leaders in the Northeast and across Philadelphia. They support the project by providing advice, advocating for the project in the community, and by connecting us with others who want to support PATH@1919. Honorary Committee members are:
Principal, Northeast High School
Chief Diversity Officer, Parx Casino
Director, Verde Capital
Rep. Michael Driscoll
173rd Legislative District
President, Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
David T. Jones
Former Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Gary S. Master
Rep. Thomas P. Murt
152nd Legislative District
Councilman Brian J. O’Neill
10th Legislative District
President, Scattergood Foundation
Chair, Philadelphia Health PartnershipChair, Center for Health Care Strategies Inc.
Rep. Jared G. Solomon
202nd Legislative District
Restoring a Mid-Century Landmark
PATH@1919 will be 76,370 sq.ft. in two buildings connected by a garden and sitting area. The existing, historically certified mid-century modern building was built as the headquarters of what is now Firstrust Bank as this family-owned bank moved from South Philadelphia to the Northeast.
Services for adults as well as partner services will be offered in the main building, with a welcoming entrance through the garden. The space is designed with a common reception/concierge area, shared offices, meeting areas, classrooms, computer labs, and staff training rooms, for maximum flexibility and efficiency. Children and youth services will be located in their own building, with dedicated child-friendly spaces that provide ease of access for young people and their families.See Our Progress