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Fighting Florence, One Mobile Pantry at a Time

DSC02678.JPG With seven counties in its service area, Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is on the ground, wheels traveling in all directions. The same areas hit hard during Hurricane Matthew two years ago are severely damaged again - and now with more added to the list.


Congratulations 2018 United Way LDP Graduates

thumb_UWLDP.pngAction Pathways prides itself in the work we do to help community citizens learn and grow through our focus areas of education and empowerment. We believe in it so much, we continually encourage our own staff to pursue and seek professional development opportunities.


The Impending Status of Fair Housing

hand holding house.jpgSince its inception as a cabinet-level agency in 1965 amidst the advocacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has focused on fair housing for America’s citizens. The cabinet-level agency runs housing programs for various populations, but has most recently been mentioned in the news for its proposed rent reform.


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)


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.



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.


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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