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Welcome to IPC Pathways

A career exploration program at

Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

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What is IPC Pathways?

IPC Pathways is a career exploration program at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA. It is designed to benefit youth and young adults – whom we call seekers — who have a connection to Immanuel, whether or not they are members.

IPC Pathways has been operated since fall 2017 by The Harraseeket Foundation. Harraseeket is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to support career exploration programs for communities like Immanuel.  The program is operated in consultation with Immanuel’s Spirituality & Learning Committee, Youth Ministry Committee, Immanuel’s staff and an Immanuel advisory board that includes several seekers.  

Get Involved

IPC Pathways supports career mentoring conversations at Immanuel and career exploration resources for Immanuel seekers.

Become a Seeker

There are a number of reasons for youth and young adults to participate.

Be a Mentor

Think you shouldn’t be a Pathways mentor? Think again. We share why Immanuel members can and should be mentors.

Volunteer

Whether or not you participate in mentoring conversations, we need your help.

Donate

Make a difference in the lives of Immanuel seekers and contribute to support IPC Pathways.

IPC Pathways Mentor Spotlight

Some of the mentors in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Pathways program are sharing the stories of their career paths.  Here is one mentor’s story of how she became a small business owner and what landscape design means to her.

We look forward to sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks.  

IPC Pathways Feedback

I loved having the opportunity to meet with [my seeker].  She was so open, warm, and eager to learn about how I had navigated my career path and about some of the choices I made along the way.  While it became clear fairly early in our discussion that our career paths were not likely to be very similar, I felt that we connected and both benefitted from considering questions we posed to one another, including, for example, what we see as our greatest personal skills and gifts that we would hope to utilize in the workplace.  [The seeker] commented to me that she felt that was a good question that she had never really fully considered in that way.  After [the seeker] thoughtfully responded to this question, I’d like to think that she had a bit more clarify and direction that could prove helpful as she considers various job opportunities and her career path.  In the end, I walked away with much to think about myself and, if the truth be told, I likely benefitted from the meeting as much, if not more, than [the seeker], who is a truly remarkable person.

Jenna Litchewski
Pathways Mentor

It was fantastic! I enjoyed talking with [mentor] a lot. He helped me feel more confident about my [job]. Would love to continue to talk in the future

Alex Abi-Najm
Pathways Seeker

I have had a great experience with Pathways. The connections I’ve made have helped me explore job opportunities, feel more confident in my abilities, and think about my career from a fresh perspective.

Liz Velander
Pathways Seeker

I was so glad to have the opportunity to meet with my mentee to answer a few questions, provide insight, and learn more about what he wants to do and what drives him. It was tremendously rewarding to meet such a bright, motivated young person and help him move toward his goals, and it feels good to pay forward all of the assistance and guidance that I was lucky enough to receive when starting out. I’m looking forward to continuing the mentorship role with him and others as time goes on.

Cait Boehm
Pathways Mentor
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