Pathway from Boys to Men Inc., an organization based in Fontana, was honored as the 52nd Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez on June 5.
The organization, founded by James Randolph, works to connect youth with resources to find employment, career training, housing assistance, and mentorship, Rodriguez said.
"It was an honor to welcome James and Diana Randolph of Pathway from Boys to Men Inc. in Fontana to the State Capitol," Rodriguez said in a Facebook post. His district includes part of Fontana.
Randolph said he was very pleased to be recognized in Sacramento for his efforts over the past 14 years.
"Our mission is to provide the life skill resources that make a difference to the underserved," Randolph said. "Our programs are designed to equip individuals with community resources, education assistance, and increase their self-confidence that is needed to live happier, healthier and more productive lives. We have found that the paths that lead to displacement, violence, drug addictions, or imprisonment can be changed by the fellowship of successful role models."
Since 2005, Pathway from Boys to Men has been committed to providing work and job placement opportunities for the indigent in the hardest hit areas of the Inland Empire. Through partnerships with other businesses, the organization creates work projects of preservation/restoring properties and other employment positions.
"As concerned members of the local business community, we encourage local companies to donate to Pathway from Boys to Men Inc. by providing groceries or monetary gifts to help our nonprofit serve the communities in the Inland Empire," Randolph said.
For more information about the group, visit www.pathwayfromboystomen.com.