Welcome to the Path Forward Community

Advice and support for your return to work journey

There is no way I can truly express the gratitude I feel toward the Path Forward community. I feel beyond blessed to have found such a supportive, capable, and knowledgeable group of people who help each other navigate back into the workforce." - Susan M.

About the Path Forward Community

The Path Forward Community is a welcoming online space for parents and other caregivers to meet, connect, support, and uplift each other. On our safe and respectful platform, you'll get instantly connected to other caregivers who are also balancing family and work. Here you can ask questions, share successes, find ideas, and discover resources for thriving as a mom, dad, daughter, son, friend, and working professional.

Who is this community for?

🌸 Caregivers on a career break - Did you step away from the workforce to provide care for your kids, family, self, or others? Join us to meet and connect with others who are currently looking after family or personal responsibilities. Post, ask questions, share your story, and be celebrated by caregivers like you.

🚀 Job seekers with a career break - Are you looking to return to work after being away to provide care? We know how hard it is to job search when you have a resume gap, but you're not alone! Join other mid-career individuals who are on a return to work journey to share tips, advice, opportunities, and more.

🪁 Path Forward Returners - Were you accepted into a returnship program with one of Path Forward's employer partners? Congratulations! Now it's time to connect with other returners at companies nationwide, alongside Path Forward staff and alumni. Join this private group to receive support, advice, and inspiration as you begin to soar higher in your transition back to work. The weekly sessions are always highly rated!

Path Forward Alumni - Did you complete a returnship program with one of Path Forward's employer partners? You're a super star! Join this private group to network, share advice and tips, and to take part in special events.

Is it free?

Yes, yes it is! The Path Forward Community is a free service for returners. This community is presented by Path Forward, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving.

What can I expect?

As part of the Path Forward Community, you can expect to:

  • Connect with and support others through various stages of returning to work
  • Share your unique stories, experiences, and ideas with like-minded individuals
  • Engage in workshops, courses, and events to deepen your skills and knowledge

We believe that through shared experiences and resources, we can empower each other to achieve our personal and professional goals.

Finding Path Forward was the pivotal point of my return to work journey. With your support I was able to land my first job after a career break. I am forever grateful." - Maddie

Ready to join us?

Click Request to Join to be a part of the Path Forward Community.
We can't wait to meet you. 💜