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The Shift in Poverty & How it Affects Nonprofits

Cities and suburbs have very defined roles when it comes to poverty. Research examining poverty related issues are usually inner city-based.  For years, suburbs have been seen as safe neighborhoods with quality school systems and even better jobs. Recent studies have found that poverty has actually become more suburbanized. There has been a shift in poverty and because of this ideology, we have more people uprooting their families to the suburbs in the hopes for a better life. “In 1999, large U.S. cities and their suburbs had roughly equal numbers of...  (READ MORE)

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Fayetteville ranks 17th in eviction rates

Fayetteville has a 7 percent eviction rate. That may not seem like much, but with North Charleston, SC, logging a high of 16 percent, our community should take note.

Higher than both the state and national averages (4.61 percent and 2.34 percent, respectively), these numbers present a concerning picture for residents, especially those of lower income. According to Eviction Lab, a research group at Princeton University, there were 3,055 evictions in Fayetteville in 2016.

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Action Pathways Announces New Leadership

On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Action Pathways Inc. Governing Board announced  that Cynthia Wilson tendered her resignation as CEO after more than 11 years of service. The Board unanimously appointed Lonnie Ballard, formerly Chief Operating Officer (COO), the agency’s Interim CEO.

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Inaugural Sort-A-Rama Gathers 100 Volunteers to Pack 50,000 Meals for Children This Summer

On Thursday, May 24th, 2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of South East North Carolina (SHFB), an Action Pathways program and member of Feeding America, will host their inaugural Sort-A-Rama. This event is a half-day volunteer-driven project to have fun and make a meaningful difference in the community. Sort-A-Rama offers employees of its presenting partners an impactful opportunity to enjoy the best of volunteerism while teambuilding by packing food for distribution across the Food Bank’s seven-county service area. To accomplish this, 100 volunteers from Presenting Partners Food Lion Feeds, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Union Home Mortgage will gather at the Food Bank spending half the day sorting 50,000 meals for children in need during the summer months.

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Second Harvest Food Bank celebrates Red Nose Day

On May 24, 2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB) celebrated Red Nose Day with local businesses at their distribution center on Deep Creek Road. Sort-A-Rama brought 100 volunteers together to sort and package donated food items for the community.

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF BID INVITATION

Action Pathways is accepting subcontractors’ bids for a home energy improvement project under the North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program. The program is sponsored by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Weatherization Program Office. The contract requires the weatherization of homes in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties during the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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Developing a Pathway for Continued NonProfit Leadership

18 Leadership Development (Edited)(2).jpgAction Pathways friends and partners at the United Way of Cumberland County hosted its ann ual commencement ceremony for its Leadership Development Program (LDP) earlier this month. Almost thirty of the best and brightest our community has to offer applied and were accepted into the prestigious leadership program and seven were from Action Pathways!

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Statement of Support for CSBG

#AWiseInvestment.jpgAction Pathways, as a Communtiy Action Agency, believes that our country can't thrive unless our communities and familes do. The future of America depends on everyone in urban, suburban and rural places doing well. Our communities are stronger when all people can realize thier full potential and contribute to their local community.

Action Pathways rejects the Administrations's FY2019 budget proposal to eliminiate funding for the Community Services Block Grant. We support funding at $750 million.​

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Mr. Murphy's New Energy-Efficient Home

Mr Murphy Resized by 45p then 65p Smaller.jpgMr. Charlie Murphy, a 75-year-old gentleman, who resides in Fayetteville, says he is grateful for Action Pathways and its Weatherization team for making his home more energy-efficient. “I got a $106 light bill, I’ve never had [a bill that low before]!”

Charlie Murphy, Weatherization Assistance Program participant

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