Taking It to the Streets
Pathfinders’ annual event, Taking it to the Streets took place on April 23, 2015 at the Grain Exchange, raising over $73,000 in support of our homeless youth programs. Thank you!!
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Boelter + Lincoln
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Duquaine Melka & Koplin
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s MatchDay! $110,000 was given to Pathfinders – and we are so very thankful! Thank you! A total of $3.5 million was raised overall with a match of $840,000 that will be proportionately shared among the 20 agencies providing basic needs services in the Greater Milwaukee area.
COMMITTED TO RUNAWAY, HOMELESS & TRAUMATIZED YOUTH
Pathfinders Board of recently named Tim Baack as Pathfinders’ President and CEO after successfully serving as Interim President/CEO since December 2013. Board Chair Tom Koplin noted Tim’s exceptional and successful leadership of the organization, as well as his locally and nationally recognized commitment to runaway, homeless, and traumatized youth. For a copy of the public announcement, click here.
One of Tim’s most significant projects is his work on a federally-funded demonstration project with key staff from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF). Click here for more information.
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Passes Through Senate Judiciary Committee
On September 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 2646, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) out of committee with a very strong vote, 15 ayes and 3 nays. RHYTPA was introduced in the Senate on July 23, 2014 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). RHYTPA reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.) which is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year and was last reauthorized in 2008.
Click here for the full article.
“How do you sleep at night?”
Do you remember the lifelike images of sleeping homeless teens attached to billboards, bus shelters and storefronts several years ago? And the jarring messages?
“While you’re warm in bed, remember hundreds of teens aren’t.”
“Maybe more teens would have a safe place to sleep if the rest of us woke up.”
“Someone who is homeless and trying to survive on the street is an image that is very compelling,” says Tim Baack, Pathfinders President/CEO. “Our campaign included a lot of powerful imagery, which is one of the best ways to capture people’s attention.”
Disruptive Forces In Action: Branding Causes, Not Organizations, just published by the Alliance for Children & Families, discusses how Pathfinders continues to benefit from the exposure of a 2008 marketing campaign, created by Serve Marketing, that was branded by the cause and not the organization.
Pathfinders continues to provide services to thousands of homeless teens in Milwaukee every year who require basic needs, emotional support, and tools for success. Click here to learn how you can help.