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Since 1975, Urban Pathways mission has been to engage New York City’s most vulnerable residents – people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas unfit for human habitation, many of whom have histories of mental illness and/or substance abuse and provide them with “a way home”.

Urban Pathways success relies on a team of dedicated professional employees, as well as the support of passionate volunteers who contribute in a myriad of ways.

A little effort made a huge difference. I was amazed at how a morning spent gardening at the Ivan Shapiro House created a beautiful environment for the residents to enjoy.” – Imogene Kaufman, Volunteer


Option 1: Career Day with Program Participants

Career day will give your employees the opportunity to work one-on-one with Urban Pathways Program Participants who are completing occupational coursework and preparing for job readiness. Volunteers will take part in round-robin sessions; work with individuals on resume building, mock interviews, and how to dress for success.

Transportation and lunch with Urban Pathways staff and Program Participants will be served. 


Option 2: Preparing for Spring/Summer

This day will give employees the opportunity to help tidy up the outside garden space at one of our residences. Volunteers will help freshen up and plant the outside communal areas and have the opportunity to meet Urban Pathways staff and residents. The gardens give our clients something to take pride in and instill responsibility as they care for them throughout the year.

Transportation and lunch with Urban Pathways staff and Program Participants will be served.

Contact Nancy Olecki for more information, nolecki@urbanpathways.org, 212-389-9506.

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org