Building People

Building Communities

Building Businesses

WHAT IS PATH?

PATH is community & economic development through entrepreneurship. 

 

PATH is a program of Square Mile Community Development that facilitates small business development in neighborhoods challenged by poverty & unemployment.  We provide low to moderate income individuals with the tools, coaching, and access to capital needed to transform their businesses and their communities.

Personalized: 

Every entrepreneur or small business owner has a different set of skills and different needs that must to be met in order to be successful 

Accessible:

PATH intentionally makes sure each client is able to access the resources in their community by crossing social & cultural boundaries with them 

Targeted:

We focus on neighborhoods, communities, and individuals that face cultural, social, or economic challenges  

Holistic:

We approach each individually holistically and work with them to resolve any personal roadblocks to achieving their version of success

PATH PROGRAM GOALS

  • Encourage and empower small business ownership in target communities

 

  • Strengthen clients and their businesses through skills development

  • Strengthen clients and their businesses through instruction in accessing community resources

  • Improve the economic viability of client businesses by providing access to seed or growth capital when appropriate

  • Develop & strengthen relationships between client businesses and established businesses in the area through mentorship and introductions

  • Strengthen the community identity among businesses in target communities

  • Develop more self-sufficient communities and increase the small business shopping options for community members

PROGRAM HISTORY

We are at the beginning of a great adventure in community focused entrepreneurship

Jan 2018. Four local banks & the AAF authorize initial funding

Jan 2019. First full program funded after successful pilot

Jun 2017. - Initial program developed. Community interest evaluated

Jan-Nov. 2018. Pilot program launches as a program of the Amarillo Area Foundation.  

jan-Nov. 2019. First program season serves six new and four returning clients

Jan 2020. PATH Launches as a stand-alone program 

You fit in here as part of our combined future.

Contact Info

806-674-0439

3614 SW6th Ave. Amarillo TX 79106