Pathway to Financial Stability (PFS) educates participants in sound financial practices to increase income, decrease expenses, and build assets. Our PFS services have nine pillars:
Seeking Benefit Services
Tax Filing Assistance
Examples of some programs offered in this category are:
The Financial Education program seeks to enlighten residents on issues relating to their money matters, such as credit, proper insurance coverage, investments, and savings. We are a national partner with America Saves Week, a program that stresses the importance of paying oneself first. Additionally, we partner with local financial institutions to provide financial literacy instruction and expertise for our participants.
Workforce Development Computer Labs
Each Operation Pathways site is equipped with a computer lab for community use. Technology workshops, job search help, GED support, résumé writing assistance, and interview prep are just some of the services offered by trained instructors, partnering organizations, and Operation Pathways staff.
Pathway to Work Summer Internship Program
The Pathway to Work Internship Program is designed to provide a meaningful work experience coupled with coursework in job readiness, career exploration, and financial literacy to teens (age 16–19). The interns are employed by the property management companies contracted at the properties where they work, and report directly to the resident services coordinators assigned to the same. The interns also report to the maintenance supervisors or property managers who assign their daily work responsibilities. The interns work 20 hours per week in the maintenance department or management office and four hours per week in resident services. Their work in resident services consists of coursework in the areas of job readiness, career exploration and financial literacy.