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"Pathways To Success" Calling for Action

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LEWES, De. - In Sussex County, "Pathways to Success", a local nonprofit is trying to revitalize communities which they say are in drastic need. The group hosted a countywide dinner and meeting Thursday evening at the Selbyville Fire Hall, focusing on community revitalization and fair housing rights. 

One of those communities is Pinetown in the Lewes area, where WBOC caught up with homeowner Evelyn Johnson. 

"We don't get help," she said. "If you do get any help, then you need to do it all yourself the best you can."

Comments like these are why Prentice Perry, the head of the Civic Association for Pinetown got involved with the Pathways to Success dinner. Perry is one of many community leaders selected to speak at the dinner about the need for change. 

"Hope," he said. "It's all about bringing hope to the community. It's about having a community full of kids that are chasing their dream." 

He said a major focus of the meeting was getting the county involved with funding more services in these neglected communities. Fay Blake, who works for Pathways To Success said that building up the community would begin with building up the homes. 

"This event is to raise awareness about under-served communities," she said. "People living in dilapidated housing. Roads that aren't paved. Places that have no streetlights. And places that have no streetlights, often breeds crime." 

Andre White also lives at Pinetown, and said that too often communities in need are left behind. 

"Some neighborhoods need a little," he said. "Some need a lot. But the big thing is that they're all getting noticed."

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