Our Mission

We are a neighborhood partner building pathways to education, employment, good health and a revitalized community. 

25 Years
of Success

Pathways is a non-profit, 501(c)3 community development corporation working to rebuild and strengthen Petersburg, VA and surrounding counties.

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Our Vision:

Our vision for the region and beyond is a community of spiritual richness that offers a quality of life for all to live, work, learn, shop and play.  We believe that Petersburg can become a viable commercial district with a strong housing market, good schools, safe streets, and public and recreational service for all.

An Important Message from Pathways:

Public Notice: Pathways-VA, Inc. Response to COVID-19


Pathways is currently open to the public by appointment only. All visitors are required to wear a face covering, have their temperature checked, and answer the CDC's recommended COVID-19 related questions. 


If necessary, Pathways will announce any change in policies or procedures in response to the dynamics of the on-going pandemic.


We are so glad to welcome everyone back in a manner that is responsible and safe for all.

Coming Together to Transform Lives

The last 18 months have taught us we need each other.

Your life is enriched by your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors, and

all of us struggle with isolation. 

By joining with others, you transform yourself

and those around you, people like Keeana.

Keeana needed to be valued, to be seen.

She needed her community to rally around her. And it did.

Now, she is transforming her life, the life of her family,

and the lives of those around her.

Read more about Keeana's story,

and come together to transform lives!

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Free Tax Preparation!                                   

Pathways is once again offering free tax preparation for those who qualify! This year the process is completely contact-less for safety. The first step is to call Pathways' office at 804.862.1104 to make an appointment to drop off your taxes.

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Water Assistance Program

If you are a Petersburg resident, and your water was disconnected between July 1, 2019 and Jan, 31, 2020 due to delinquency on your bill, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance toward that bill. To begin the process of receiving assistance, please follow these steps:

1. Please print and complete this form: Authorization to Disclose Personal Information.  You can print this form, fill it out, and have it notarized at Pathways' office at 1200 W. Washington St. in Petersburg.

2. Submit the form with a copy of your ID and a water bill. Copies can be made at Pathways' office.

3. After completing submission, you will be contacted by Pathways to schedule an appointment.

MLK Day!

A giant THANK YOU! to all of the volunteers, students, and staff who made this year's Martin Luther King Day a day of action!


Stay up to date with all Pathways happenings by taking a look at our latest publications and newspaper articles!

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Graduation was a huge success! Kudos to all of our grads, and thank you to Del. Laschrese Aird and David Proett Photography for helping make our favorite event even more special!


Education & Employment

Pathways addresses the needs of our changing world and equips youth and adults with the necessary skills and credentials for today's labor market.

Revitalized Community

Good Health

The health of a community is directly tied to the health of its members. Pathways addresses the health and wellness needs of our community in a myriad of ways.




Learn more about how you can support us! You can sign up to take part in Kroger Community Rewards and Amazon Smile as well as creating your own fundraisers for our programs! 

One of Pathways' goals is to foster development that leads to the health of both a neighborhood and its residents as well as relationships between persons and their environment. These efforts provide the foundation for all we do.

Pathways, formerly Petersburg Urban Ministries, was begun in 1995 as an inter-faith community development corporation. It was incorporated in 1997 and received its 501(c)3 status in 1998.

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