Poverty sets roadblocks.

The latest science shows that poverty causes chronic stress, which can prevent people from setting, and reaching, their goals.

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A path forward.

EMPath's model features a one-of-a-kind coaching method—Mobility Mentoring®—and a comprehensive roadmap—The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®

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Direct Services

Greater Boston

EMPath provides support to more than 1,100 low-income and homeless people in Greater Boston each year.

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Families in The Intergenerational Mobility Project for at least one year:

  • 83% of families saw an increase in family stability
  • 89% of children saw an increase in their executive functioning skills

Graduates of the Career Family Opportunity Program:

  • From 38% to 74% increase in college degrees by CFO program graduates
  • From 65% to 97% increase in employment rate by CFO program graduates

Charell’s Story

I am a single mother of two teenage boys, one who is currently in college and the other who is pursuing a career in Culinary Arts.

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Angel's Story

Angel, who came to Boston from Puerto Rico, set and achieved goals to put himself on a path to success.

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Lashauna’s Story

I stumbled across a flyer for the CFO program on the Red line train during a time when I was raising three kids on my own and struggling to get ahead.

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More than 200,000 people served

More than 118 organizations in the network

EMPath’s global learning network

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Human Services

Using Brain Science to Design New Pathways Out of Poverty

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Harnessing the Power of High Expectations: Using Brain Science to Coach for Breakthrough Outcomes

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TED Talk: Using Brain Science to Create New Pathways out of Poverty

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