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To The Future

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​In 2016, Empowered Pathways’ Women’s Employment & Resource Center helped Emily secure an office administration job. But when the pandemic started, Emily became unemployed. Feeling alone and defeated, she remembered the support she had received from the WERC program and reached out immediately. Emily was enrolled in the Project PIVOT (Providing Interactive Virtual Office Training), which taught her virtual platforms like Zoom, DocuSign, and Google Docs. 

Within weeks of completing the class, she secured a position working for a local non-profit.

Javon struggled with school attendance due to anxiety and learning difficulties. Although the school made multiple attempts to reengage him in classes, they were unsuccessful. Javon’s family turned

to Empowered Pathways for attendance mediation services. In this process, an attendance plan, agreed upon by Javon, his parents, and the school, provided the support he needed to return to his classes. Javon reported that during the mediation process the mediator took steps to ensure

his voice was heard. Javon returned to school with a support system to aid his progress.

Unfortunately, Emily and Javon’s situations are not unique. Every day Empowered Pathways assists people facing unemployment or embroiled in disputes that are emotionally challenging.  This year we are, once again, asking for your support. By sponsoring a “stepping stone” or “pathway light” for our Pathway to the Future Campaign, you will ensure that people like Emily and Javon will receive the very best we have to offer. Your generous support will help us as we continue:

  • Providing support services to youth engaged in the criminal justice system.

  • Helping children gain the tools that they need to handle conflicts in their lives.

  • Assisting people with disabilities, who are unable to advocate for themselves, gain access to expedited quality health care services.

  • Assisting women on their journey to become self-sufficient through our supportive job training and placement services.

  • Giving people the opportunity to communicate with one another and mend damaged relationships.


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For a donation of just $50 for a stepping stone or $200 each for a pathway light, your name will be proudly displayed on the Pathway to the Future wall in our office now through the end of 2022. 


You may also want to consider a stepping stone or pathway light as a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, in celebration of a special life event, or simply to show your support of the work we do.

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Whether we are helping families peacefully resolve conflicts, supporting women as they gain new skills for the workplace, or ensuring that people with developmental disabilities have quick access to medical care, Empowered Pathways’ highly trained professionals are there to gently guide and support you through these complex situations. As the requests for these services increase, your contribution is critically important. With your kind support, Empowered Pathways will become even more uniquely responsive as we continue to create solutions and move forward.

With thanks and gratitude,

 Stephanie Dulak Eghigian


Stephanie Dulak Eghigian

Executive Director


Empowered Pathways does not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Donor contributions to our Pathway to the Future campaign may be publicized in donor recognition materials produced by Empowered Pathways including print, web-based media, and our Pathway to the Future campaign display that will be proudly displayed in our agency's office. If you do not wish to have your name appear in published materials or on the campaign display in our office, please select "Anonymous" as your display name preference.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  or call 315-724-1718 ext. 201. 



Sponsoring stepping stones and pathway lights with an online payment is fast and easy. Just choose your preference for our Pathway To The Future campaign display in our headquarters and on our website, then enter the name(s) you want to appear. The options are: Your name, In Memory Of, In Honor Of, In Celebration Of, and Anonymous. Click on the Add To Cart button to open PayPal and complete your payment.


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If you would prefer to send your gift to sponsor a stepping stone or a pathway light by mail, please print and complete the Campaign Pledge form, and mail it to:  Empowered Pathways, 502 Court St., Suite 234, Utica, NY 13502

Thank You  for your generous support! 



Take a look at our December 2020 Virtual Open House  video to learn more about our services, the impact our agency has had on individuals and families throughout our community, comments by our board members, staff and volunteers, and the Pathway To The Future campaign.

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