Join us as we paint OUR HOUSING for the HOMELESS! 

We are gathering together to offer our time & talents to paint the exterior of our own Maxwell Terrace Apartments! Pathlight HOME provides more than 600 formerly homeless Central Florida neighbors with affordable housing through our two apartment complexes- Maxwell Terrace and Maxwell Garden Apartments. Both locations include supportive services programs for adults who are chronically homeless as well as affordable efficiency units, with income qualifications. All residents have no, extremely low, or low-income and receive subsidy assistance with the payment of their rent. 

There are TWO opportunities to get involved! Saturday, April 28th, with shifts from 8 AM - 12 PM or 12 PM - 4 PM. All materials needed- PLUS LUNCH- will be provided! Please note that this volunteering event is 18+. 

Interesting in learning more about how YOU can get involved?? Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Brittany, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find this volunteer opportunity on VolunteerMatch or Pathlight HOME's Facebook Event! (Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 20th so we can ensure we have enough food & supplies for all volunteers!)

Together we are making an impact in the lives of people looking for a hand up, not a handout, to transform their lives. We thank you for your support and involvement!

Pathlight Kitchen's next FREE Culinary Training Program begins April 2nd! This course offers real-world culinary skills training and increased employment potential to our local Central Florida community, serving a population challenged by barriers to employment! 

Pathlight Kitchen's next FREE Culinary Training Program begins April 2nd! This course offers real-world culinary skills training and increased employment potential to our local Central Florida community, serving a population challenged by steep barriers to employment!

The hands-on 12-week comprehensive program includes ServSafe certification and accompanies a 16-hour course in Dining Room & Table Service Skills.

Students in our culinary program gain a basic understanding of kitchen safety, fundamental cooking methods and techniques, kitchen and restaurant dynamics and their roles in the food preparation process. Our curriculum involves small classes of six to eight students and teaching more than technical skills with individual coaching. For more in-depth program specifics, you can read about the curriculum here on our website, under Social Enterprise > Culinary Training Program

For more information, please contact Detresa Grant: # 407.978.5521 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Apply in person by March 30th: 
Pathlight Kitchen at Maxwell Terrace Apartments
3200 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32808

You can also share this course on social media, by following Pathlight Kitchen's Free Culinary Training Program | Spring 2018 Facebook event

T O M O R R O W is our garden build day to install a series of raised beds to benefit the residents of Maxwell Terrace Apartments! Here is a 'sneak peek' of the garden beds we'll be building tomorrow alongside the residents of Maxwell Terrace, with volunteers from The Hive Orlando, veggies, plants, & herbs courtesy of the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, and compost donated by Orange County Solid Waste Division! 

A 'sneak peak' of the garden beds we'll be building tomorrow alongside the residents of Maxwell Terrace, with volunteers from The Hive, veggies, plants, & herbs courtesy of the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, and compost donated by Orange County Solid Waste Division!

The volunteers and residents that painted the pallets are so creative! We can't wait to see them all in place, brightening up the new garden area. 

   A 'sneak peak' of the garden beds we'll be building tomorrow alongside the residents of Maxwell Terrace, with volunteers from The Hive, veggies, plants, & herbs courtesy of the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, and compost donated by Orange County Solid Waste Division!   A 'sneak peak' of the garden beds we'll be building tomorrow alongside the residents of Maxwell Terrace, with volunteers from The Hive, veggies, plants, & herbs courtesy of the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program, and compost donated by Orange County Solid Waste Division!

Next week is Pathlight HOME's Community Garden Building Day at our Maxwell Terrace Apartment complex with The Hive Orlando and the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program on Saturday, January 27th! 

The event is getting close so take a good look at the before photos- it won't look like this for much longer! 

  

We can't wait to share the AFTER shots. We are so pumped for the transformation that will be taking place in this area and know our residents are even more excited for this awesome opportunity to grow their own fruits and veggies. 

If you missed the post, you can find the rest of the event details here or on the Facebook event, Umuganda - Garden Build Action Day.

Thank you again to our amazing partners- The Hive Orlando and the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program! This wouldn't be possible without the organization, passion, and drive you have shown to the local community and Pathlight HOME


  • 'The Hive' is a community initiative of IDEAS For Us, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Hive is a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group that exists in communities for the purpose of organizing stakeholders for action projects. On the last Saturday of each month, The Hive Orlando gathers to implement action projects designed to create a local impact towards the achievement of the Global Goals, which they call Umuganda. Umuganda means "Coming together for a common purpose." 
  • UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) - The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) empowers Floridians with limited resources to take control of their health. We teach people how to eat healthy on a budget and to get physically active in order to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. We offer free nutrition education in schools, child care centers, and in communities. We also work to improve access to healthy foods and change the environment in which adults and children make choices about food and fitness. Our free programs are offered in 40 Florida counties.

   

On January 27th, join Pathlight HOME with The Hive Orlando and the UF IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program in a garden build day to install a series of raised beds to benefit the residents of Maxwell Terrace Apartments! Residents will learn about urban agriculture, nutrition, and the culinary use of the foods that they grow. 

See more specifics on the Facebook eventUmuganda - Garden Build Action Day.

Volunteers have already been working hard to prepare these pallets for their new purpose as beautiful food gardens!! Come out on Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 AM to help set them up, fill them with soil and compost, and plant seeds for a more nutritious future!  

     

Thank you to our partners in this community event, UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program and The Hive Orlando!

  • 'The Hive' is a community initiative of IDEAS For Us, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Hive is a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group that exists in communities for the purpose of organizing stakeholders for action projects. On the last Saturday of each month, The Hive Orlando gathers to implement action projects designed to create a local impact towards the achievement of the Global Goals, which they call Umuganda. Umuganda means "Coming together for a common purpose." 
  • UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) - The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) empowers Floridians with limited resources to take control of their health. We teach people how to eat healthy on a budget and to get physically active in order to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease. We offer free nutrition education in schools, child care centers, and in communities. We also work to improve access to healthy foods and change the environment in which adults and children make choices about food and fitness. Our free programs are offered in 40 Florida counties.

  

For any questions, or to see how you can get involved, check out the Facebook eventUmuganda - Garden Build Action Day.


See the 'Before' Photos here