Our Story

Creating The Path For A Better Tomorrow

Pathway to Purpose partners with NYC schools and organizations to enhance the college-going culture and college readiness for all students.

1
School Districts Served
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Partner Schools
1,000
Students Impacted

Our History

Pathway To Purpose was founded by Samantha Sinclair. She recognized students across New York City were facing college preparation challenges, many of which she also faced over a decade ago as a first-generation college student. Pathway To Purpose was designed to provide students with the critical information needed to make informed college decisions. In year one, Pathway To Purpose mainly provided students with the opportunity to explore college options beyond New York City through college tours.

Samantha Sinclair

Samantha Sinclair is a Ph.D candidate in Higher Education. She is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in school enrichment programs such as College Now and GEARUP, and private consulting in Brooklyn, New York.

As a former NYC Department of Education, first generation college student, Samantha uses her educational journey to inspire students to reach their untapped potential. Combining her research findings and work experience, Samantha strategically tailors her services to meet the needs of each individual student or group. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Welfare from the University at Albany and her Master of Arts degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Columbia University.

Samantha Sinclair

CEO and Founder

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Miguel Melbourne

Miguel Melbourne puts people, purpose and impact at the heart of his strategic thinking. He believes it takes a community to help our next generation of young leaders access a quality college education.

Miguel is a skilled professional who has spent nearly a decade driving growth and impact at companies such as New York Life Inc, Bloomberg LP and Justworks Inc. He currently uses his experience building efficient partnerships, to empower parents, schools, community and corporate organizations to help students become college and career ready. Miguel earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy from the University at Albany and his Master’s Degree in Business Enterprise from Fordham University.

Miguel Melbourne

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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Katheleen Flores

Annually, Katheleen Flores inspires over 2,000 New York City students about the prospect of obtaining a college education. She provides students with information to create a solid foundation, in order to help them make informed college decisions.

As a first-generation student of immigrant parents, Katheleen knows first-hand the challenges related to the college application and decision-making process. Katheleen’s experiences fuels her attentiveness and passion when partnering with Department of Education schools to enhance their college-going culture. Each year, she manages over 150 pre-college services and events. Katheleen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University at Albany.

Katheleen Flores

Project Manager

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