PathStone in the News

PathStone Corporation Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 65 and over face a double whammy: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming a larger portion of their budget.
Nationally, adults aged 65+ have an average annual income of $41,000, and they spend nearly $5,200—or more than 12%—on food. Their [...]

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Register Now For The PathStone Valentine Social!

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PathStone: Mario Cuomo’s Commitment to Investing In Poverty Was Unparalleled

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – January 6, 2014 – Stuart J. Mitchell, President/CEO of PathStone Corporation issued the following statement:
On behalf of our board members and staff of PathStone Corporation (formerly Rural Opportunities, Inc.), I offer our condolences and extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Gov. Mario Cuomo. Among the legion of tributes from across [...]

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New York State Gives Wedgepoint Apartments the Green Light in Rochester, NY!

PathStone was featured on Time Warner Cable News in Rochester, NY to announce moving forward with construction on Wedgepoint Apartments on South Avenue and Byron Street. The project has a November 2016 completion date. Click the link below to watch the entire segment!
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PathStone Puerto Rico featured in ‘Rural Voices’ Journal

PathStone Puerto Rico is featured in the special edition of the Housing Assistance Council “Rural Voices” journal, out in conjunction with the National Rural Housing Conference.
Click here to read “Innovative Approaches to Reducing Poverty Locally,” which highlights the Route 123 effort as well as the Pathways Out of Poverty program!

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On December 2nd, Celebrate ROC the Day & #GivingTuesday with PathStone!

Two ways to give on December 2nd
-In Rochester, NY, take part in #ROCtheDay, a local day of giving that encourages contributions to non-profits in the Rochester area
-#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving dedicated to celebration generosity and giving back

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Register Now for the Annual PathStone Community Luncheon!

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The Housing Council at PathStone Partners with Visions Federal Credit Union to offer a pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling Program

The Housing Council at PathStone is partnering with Visions Federal Credit
Union to offer a pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling program for 70 new homeowners each year by receiving $5,000 annually for the next three years.
The Housing Council at PathStone is one of New York State’s largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. The Housing Council is a [...]

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PathStone Awards On Farm Housing Grant to Hilltop Farms

The improvements to the siding and back of the house were done through a New York State Farmworker Housing Program loan. PathStone’s farmworker housing developer provided technical assistance to the Hilltop Farms grower to get the grower started on the loan application. This process began in 2011 when the farmworker housing developer took the “before” [...]

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PathStone Enterprise Center Partners with Woodforest National Bank

PathStone Enterprise Center will partner with Woodforest National Bank for the launch of a $250,000 microloan fund to boost small business creation and expansion in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Genesee County. PathStone Enterprise Center has been providing small business loans in upstate New York since 1998.
The loan fund is available to any new or existing [...]

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Save for Success Featured in Democrat and Chronicle

Save For Success has been featured in the Democrat and Chronicle! Our partnership with ESL Federal Credit Union and Monroe Community College will provide a college savings account, a one-time grant and guidance throughout the program.
There are still 15 spots to fill before the August 8th deadline. Fill out the application at www.saveforsuccess.org or [...]

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Farmworker Awareness Week is March 24-28! Call for Donations: Long-Sleeve Shirts

The most effective way to protect against pesticide exposure is to reduce contact by wearing long sleeves. Donate your long-sleeve shirts at any of the following New Jersey locations!

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Upcoming Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

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Stuart J. Mitchell Named an ‘Everyday Hero’ by Greater Rochester MLK Jr. Commission

On Monday January 20th, our President/CEO Stuart J. Mitchell was honored as an “Everyday Hero” at the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission’s 29th Annual Community-Wide Celebration, held at Eastman Theater.
The theme of this year’s event was “50 Years: Social, Civil, Political, Economic Justice? Do We Have The Will…” Guests were entreated to commit [...]

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Upcoming Business Planning Success Courses - Register Today!

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Project Homeless Connect Rochester serves growing homeless population

 
 
 
 
 
 
ROCHESTER, NY (September 19,  2013) -Project Homeless Connect began in 2009 with a small group of people with big idea:  to hold a one-day, one-stop service event to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Rochester.  Since that day four years ago, Project Homeless Connect Rochester (PHCR) has continued with its [...]

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Rochester welcomes the announcement of The Housing Council at PathStone, Inc.

The two organizations join together to meet ever-growing housing need

ROCHESTER, NY (September 13, 2013) - The Board of Directors of The Housing Council and PathStone Corporation announced a permanent affiliation between the two organizations, effective October 1, 2013, at a press conference on Friday.  The creative, mission-driven partnership enhances both organizations’ abilities to offer [...]

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PathStone Corp. recognizes 47 graduates in Liberty Center, Ohio

Originally published in the Northwest Signal, Napoleon, Ohio on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
By Allison Dunn, NWS Staff Writer
LIBERTY CENTER- A local organization which provides services to farmworkers, low-income families and economically depressed communities throughout the state recently recognized several graduates at the Migrant Rest Center in Liberty Center.
PathStone Corp.’s program recognized a total of 47 [...]

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Pathstone announces the hire of Senior Vice President for Housing, Monica McCullough

ROCHESTER, NY (May 23, 2013)-  After a lengthy national search, PathStone announces the hire of Monica C. McCullough, Esq. as Senior Vice President for Housing and president/executive director of PathStone Development Corporation.

Ms. McCullough has served as the Executive Director of Providence Housing Development Corporation, a Rochester-based affordable housing development and property management company affiliated with the [...]

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Susan Ottenweller and Julie Everitt announce their retirement

PathStone will celebrate the extraordinarily productive careers of Susan Ottenweller and Julie Everitt on May 30, 2013 with a Luncheon and Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (125 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604).

The afternoon will begin with a celebratory luncheon at noon and will be followed by a symposium where we will explore ways [...]

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PathStone Head Start hosts “Circus Day” event

Originally published in the Times News, LLC. on Monday, May 6, 2013

By STACEY SOLT

The hallways of Pathstone Head Start were filled with giggles and smiling children during the program’s annual “Circus Day.” The event is held each year to give students a fun day filled with arts and crafts, music and carnival-style activities.
“We do this [...]

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Pinnacle Place undergoes major renovations

ROCHESTER, NY (May 8, 2013) - Exciting renovations are currently underway at Pinnacle Place, a 407 unit apartment building in downtown Rochester.  PathStone Development Corporation took ownership of the building from Boston-based Beacon Development in late December. Upgrades to the facility include life safety improvements, completely updated units, and new common areas.
Pinnacle was constructed in [...]

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Connecting People to Opportunities: Luncheon & Symposium to celebrate Susan Ottenweller and Julie Everitt

Retirement Luncheon & Symposium

Join us as we celebrate the extraordinarily productive careers of Susan Ottenweller and Julie Everitt on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (125 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604).

The afternoon will begin with a celebratory luncheon at noon and will be followed by a symposium where we will [...]

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PathStone to host free energy efficiency workshops in Rochester

PathStone will host the first of three free energy efficiency workshops on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from  5:30-7:30 pm at The Housing Council, 75 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607.  Two other workshops are scheduled for March 28 and April 25.  There is no cost to attend these workshops, but pre-registration is required.
Register online at www.pathstoneenergyinfo.org
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PathStone featured in HUD newsletter for first affordable housing project in Utuado, PR

PathStone is recognized in HUD San Juan’s Annual Report, out earlier this month.  From the report:

The HUD San Juan Office was extremely proud to present a check for $5.7 million to PathStone Community Development Corp., for the development of a 32-unit housing project for very low-income seniors, along with support services and green elements.  This [...]

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Businesses, groups reach out to 23 families in need in New Jersey

Originally published in The Daily Journal on December 21, 2012. The original article can be seen here.
By Joseph P. Smith

MILLVILLE — Luck smiled on Margarita Sanchez’s family on Thursday, and more than once.
The Sanchez family, recently displaced from Atlantic City by Hurricane Sandy, was among 23 families invited to R.D. Wood Elementary School to pick [...]

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Sojourner House Fall 2012 Newsletter available online

Click on the image below to read Sojourner House at PathStone, Inc.’s latest newsletter!

What you can find in the newsletter:
Sojourner House’s new Executive Director, Beth MacAller
Important dates
Meet the 2012 Epiphany Award Winner
The Faces of Sojourner
A list of Sojourner supporters

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Local job training graduates trade past roadblocks for future stability

Job training program celebrates final days of serving Rochester’s highest-poverty communities through job training and employment services

ROCHESTER, NY (October 27, 2012) - Hundreds of Rochesterians - who might otherwise face substantial roadblocks to employment - can celebrate today their successful entry into Rochester’s labor force. Program participants of PathStone’s Green for Gold program gathered with [...]

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The Housing Council and PathStone Corporation join together to meet Rochester’s housing needs

ROCHESTER, NY (October 2, 2012) - The Board of Directors of the Housing Council is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to negotiate a permanent affiliation with PathStone Corporation. PathStone will provide executive leadership and support to the staff and board while discussions are underway.
The Housing Council Board of Directors is [...]

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PathStone lays framework for agro-tourism in western Puerto Rico through Rural Innovation Fund

Since 1999, PathStone has offered services in Puerto Rico, focusing on four major services areas:  housing development, homeownership assistance programs, training and employment services and economic development. Interested in integrating these various service areas to spur economic growth and development in a focused region in western Puerto Rico, PathStone requested $2 million from HUD to [...]

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Beth MacAller joins Sojourner House at PathStone, Inc.

ROCHESTER, NY (September 29, 2012) - William LaForte, chairperson of the Sojourner House at PathStone, Inc. Board of Directors, and Stuart J Mitchell, president and CEO of PathStone Corporation, are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Beth MacAller as the new Executive Director of Sojourner House at PathStone, Inc. Sojourner House and PathStone Corporation [...]

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PathStone Corporation “goes green”

ROCHESTER, NY (August 9, 2012) - PathStone has announced its commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment as it seeks the national Green NeighborWorks® Organization designation.
“Sustainability practices and green ideas are becoming more the norm, pushing both non-profit and for-profit business to change their practices,” said Stuart Mitchell, President & CEO of [...]

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PathStone serves nearly 1,500 through its Green for Gold program

ROCHESTER, NY (August 2, 2012)– In February 2010, PathStone was one of 38 agencies nationwide to be awarded a federal Pathways Out of Poverty grant to train Americans for green jobs. The US Department of Labor awarded PathStone a grant to recruit, train and place eligible participants in green jobs in Rochester, NY, Scranton, PA [...]

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Ithaca celebrates the transformation of 100 W. Seneca St.

PathStone Corporation, the City Federation of Women’s Organizations (CFWO), and Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) were joined by over one hundred Federation members and local dignitaries at a ceremony for 100 W. Seneca St. on April 13th 2012. They celebrated a historic past and a bright future for this downtown corner lot. The History Center [...]

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PathStone makes great strides towards providing safe housing to farmworkers

New York State On Farm Farmworker Housing
In January, PathStone’s Farmworker Housing Developer in New York, Emily Hamilton, started researching the need for on farm farmworker housing rehabilitation in Niagara, Orleans, and Wayne Counties. These three counties along the shores of Lake Ontario have many apple orchards, and according to the USDA, approximately 9000 farmworkers are [...]

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The Importance of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs

The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) program in PathStone’s Child and Family Development Services (CFDS) serves as an advocate and a voice for migrant and seasonal farmworker families.  The plight of migrant farmworkers is one of back-breaking work in less than optimum conditions - unbearable heat, working sun-up to sun-down, bending over 10-12 hours [...]

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PathStone creates design charrette for senior housing in Utuado, Puerto Rico

On February 21st, 2012, Enterprise Community Partners hosted a housing design charrette for the Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) in Puerto Rico. Enterprise selected four organizations with projects in schematic design phase to participate as part of the design charrette. PathStone was chosen as one of the participating organizations, to look at the design of [...]

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PathStone partners with Rochester Police Department to host Youth Law Enforcement Career Fair

ROCHESTER, NY (February 28, 2012)- Chief Sheppard is pleased to announce the Youth Law Enforcement Career Fair being held at Dr. Freddie Thomas High School on Saturday March 3rd, from 1pm to 3pm. 

The event is being hosted by The Rochester Police Department, members of Chief Sheppard’s Police and Citizens Interaction Committee (PCIC) and PathStone. It [...]

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PathStone commemorates 25 years of successful homeowners through nonprofit homebuyer club model

Homebuyer Clubs Show How Affordable Mortgages and Counseling Can Work
Rochester, NY (February 23, 2012)  - PathStone Corporation, a member of the national NeighborWorks network, today joined with many of its NeighborWorks network colleagues to commemorate 25 years of successful homeownership through homebuyer clubs and homebuyer education. PathStone is spreading the word about the consumer benefits of [...]

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PathStone buys third property on Prince Street

By Will Astor
Originally published on February 17, 2012 in the Rochester Business Journal.
PathStone Corp. has expanded its holding in the Prince Street and East Avenue area with the purchase of 15 Prince St.
The office building of roughly 10,000 square feet was part of a $1.5 million, two-building package acquired in October by Rochester Historic Structures [...]

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