Pathways to Children is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help and empower children in extreme poverty through carefully selected collaborative projects focused on education, healthcare, and volunteerism. Through partnerships with reputable NGOs, Pathways is able to provide education and medical assistance to those in need and introduces American students and adults alike to a “life changing” experience through our international volunteer programs.
Pathways Board of Directors is an “hands on” board that is involved in the decision-making process of both the funding and management of its projects. Pathways ensures it has sustainable projects and evaluates projects using measurable benchmarks. Our partners supply us with extensive quarterly financial and progress reports. This, plus regularly visiting our projects and bringing volunteers, some who are experts in the fields of education and health care, helps us to make sure projects are running effectively and smoothly.
Pathways is the major funding source for operation of the Jan Seva school and community development project. This project is made possible through a partnership with the Society for Indian Childrens Welfare (SICW), an experienced NGO (Non-Government Organization) with a long record of support for children and families. Jan Seva’s mission is to give severely… MORE »
Pathways has organized volunteer trips to the facilities it supports by providing funding, staff and scheduled programming. The groups participating have included high school students, alumni from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and many individual volunteers. Below is a description of 2018 scheduled trips. St. John Vianney Seminarian trips to Kolkata —… MORE »
In January 2015, Pathways took 18 illustrious alumni from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health to volunteer at the Jan Seva’s school and clinics in Kolkata. A result of this successful trip, Pathways is now collaborating with the School of Public Health in developing an overseas field experience for current graduate students. In January… MORE »
Educational opportunities and standards in Ethiopia are grim and virtually non-existent. It is estimated that 33% of children live at least four miles by foot from the nearest school, making education unavailable to thousands of children. Pathways partnered with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), to build a school and public well in the… MORE »
Pathways to Children, in partnership with the Rochester Sisters of St. Francis provides financial support and student volunteers to the Colegio Anexo San Francisco de Asis (CASFA) a school in Bogota, Colombia. The Sisters founded CASFA in 1985 a school that provides education to poverty stricken children of the Codito neighborhood, located in northeastern Bogota…. MORE »
Pathways to Children, with funds predominantly secured by founder Grace Strangis, was able to build a beautiful orphanage/school in the village of Thodupizha in the state of Kerala. It is called the Home of Grace. This was the result of a Pathways volunteer group to Kerala who witnessed the horrible orphanage conditions after the Indian… MORE »