Did you know that in the 2,889 households assisted by the Presbyterian Community Center last year there were 1,692 children? The safety and welfare of at-risk children is a priority for our mission. A special fund subsidized by a $10,000 grant from The Edgar A. Thurman Charitable Foundation for Children allows us to supplement available financial aid for families with children in the home. The Thurman Foundation has been a valued partner for many years in our work to prevent homelessness for the most vulnerable members of our families. Read More
Math has been the theme for our Pathways elementary group this year. Each student is assigned to a team for the weekly Math Race. Competition has been fierce, but our kids have also been fierce in memorizing their multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. In December, the children made gifts for elderly residents of nearby Morningside Manor. To fund the purchase of materials needed, they used their math skills to operate a store for a day at the PCC to sell hot chocolate and other goodies, raising over $400. Read More
Mariah Woody began her journey with the Presbyterian Community Center when her mother enrolled in our Infant Massage class. The only girl and middle child in a family with four brothers, she entered Pathways for Youth in third grade and continued to actively participate through graduation. During Mariah’s high school years, she discovered engineering through a careers class and was mentored by an engineer in robotics, a field that caught her attention and imagination. Read More
Pathways middle school students spent the year learning to make good choices, set goals, and build self-confidence. Beginning with several days of team building exercises, they have been busy with a Halloween visit to Scaremare at Liberty University, attending the Roanoke City Youth Summit, participation in Global Youth Service Day, and running the Carilion Family One-Miler. Read More
PCC community partner REACH provides service opportunities in Southeast Roanoke. Two years ago, REACH began to rehab a house donated by a PCC supporter. The goal of our partnership was to identify a Pathways for Youth family that might qualify to purchase the house from REACH. Pathways staff found one mom very interested and willing to do the work necessary to acquire a home. Read More
Several years ago, the Second Presbyterian Church Youth shared their motto during a Hunger Buster delivery: Together Everyone Accomplishes More. This TEAM effort continues to play out well at the Presbyterian Community Center.
Please consider supporting the Presbyterian Community Center this coming week with Roanoke Valley Gives Day on Wednesday, March 13th!
Follow this link and choose PCC to donate! https://rvgives.givebig.org/c/rvgives
Because of your continued, generous support, we are pleased to announce we will be able to provide delicious #Thanksgiving turkeys and side dishes to over 40 local #PCC families! The Presbyterian Community Center is grateful to all who have supported this turkey drive! It’s a great week to be thankful!
If you would like to donate to PCC, simply follow this link: https://pccse.org/donate/
The Pathways Middle School students and I have been so heartbroken for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our students wanted to do something for the residents of Houston and surrounding areas. They came up with the idea of blessing bags to be sent and distributed to the victims.
We are accepting applications for our Pathways for Youth program for the following grades: