PATH—People Acting Together in Howard—is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Howard County’s neighborhoods and congregations. We are non-partisan, multifaith, multiracial, and dedicated to making our county and state a better place to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change: door-to-door and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in front of the County Council and at the State House in Annapolis.
In just a few years, PATH has become a force for a more just and equitable county. Our victories have been wide-ranging, here a just a few:
PATH is a non-profit supported by the dues of our member organizations and by individuals, businesses, and foundations. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States. The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. For sixty years, the IAF's mission has been to train people to take responsibility for solving problems in their own communities and to renew interest of citizens in public life.
View the video on the youth conservation corps PATH won, creating 76 full-time summer employment positions for young adults in Howard County over two summers:
LOOKING FOR A GOOD SUMMER JOB? READY (Restoring the Environment And Developing Youth) is hiring people 16 and older in outdoor conservation work. The program was started by PATH, and includes environmental education and job training. Pay is $10-$18/hour, and it is full-time for the summer with the possibility of year-round work.