Pathways to Work is a partnership of funders, employers, and training providers working to create innovative solutions for moving entry-level workers into good middle-skill jobs and ensure employers have a pipeline of skilled and ready-to-work employees.

Our Work

We use a comprehensive approach to address the middle skill opportunity that includes convening of key thought leaders, investments in training, and capacity-building for funders, employers, and training providers.

Our Impact

Pathways-supported programs and initiatives are helping hard-working North Texans prepare for good jobs in the healthcare and informational technology sectors.


Our Blog

We research and share information on how employers, training providers, and funders are preparing workers for middle-skill jobs.

Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Pathways to Work co-launches Dallas Economy Opportunity Leadership Academy.

Pathways by the numbers

Total invested

$ millions

(direct and aligned)









Pathways to Work is a local partner of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and a member of its network of more than 30 regional collaboratives. Representing communities from across the country, this national movement works to connect people to good jobs and to build prosperous communities by testing innovative approaches to workforce development, engaging business and community leaders and spreading successful models and programs.

Signature Partners

Pathways to Work

Led by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Pathways to Work is a cross-sector collaboration of funders, employers and training providers working to create innovative solutions for moving entry-level workers into good middle skill jobs and ensure employers have a pipeline of skilled and ready-to-work employees. Job training and placement are key components of United Way’s community goal to move 250,000 people out of poverty permanently.


Andrea Glispie

Director, Pathways to Work 



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