Rob Wetherington, Author at Generocity Philly

Rob Wetherington

Rob Wetherington, MA joined Pathways to Housing PA in 2012 to develop art programming that would foster community connections between staff and participants. Having spent more than fifteen years in homeless services both as an employee and volunteer, Rob’s emphasis has been to help people who have experienced homelessness re-imagine their lives through the arts, peer supports, and clinical services. Based on community development, therapeutic arts, program development and evaluation, and community action skills learned in his graduate studies, Rob has helped to build the Community Inclusion Department at Pathways, with a main objective to help participants live in the community like everyone else through positive social engagement and being a conduit to community resources. Partnering with the clinical teams, the department assesses community activities that participants want to explore and bridges participants to the community while encouraging them to attend activities their own. Rob also oversees the employment initiative at Pathways, connecting participants to competitive employment across Philadelphia. When not in the office, Rob has a long history of neighborhood advocacy with community gardens in Kensington, street and park clean ups, neighborhood watch, mural painting, connecting with City Council members, peaceful direct action to address gun violence, racial inequality, and gender rights and is running for a board membership in his neighborhood association. Rob earned a BFA in Art Education from Old Dominion University and a MA in Urban Studies at Eastern University.

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