Disrupt poverty

EMPath transforms people's lives by helping them move out of poverty and providing other institutions with the tools to systematically do the same.

Experience Our Work

Crittenton Women's Union is now EMPath

On May 6th, Economic Independence Day, we declared our future as Economic Mobility Pathways. Learn about our transformation from Crittenton Women's Union to EMPath in this short video.

Innovation in Action

The Intergenerational Mobility Project

Made in collaboration with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, this video profiles the Intergenerational Mobility Project and its use of a coaching framework to strengthen families’ ability to navigate the complexities of poverty. Drawing on parents’ desire to advocate for their children and be case managers of their own lives, mentors and families use the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® to plan for the future. When parents can align and prioritize goals for their family’s stability, well-being, education, finances, and career, they build a solid foundation for their children’s future and move across the economic divide.

Learning Network

Economic Mobility Exchange

A membership-based community of organizations and government agencies that want to learn about EMPath's Mobility Mentoring® model, improve their own practices, and exchange ideas about ways to help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency.

October 6-7, 2016

Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference 2016

EMPath’s biennial Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference brings together the nation's top policy makers, researchers, and direct service practitioners to share science-informed approaches, discuss innovative policy solutions, and build active networks that sustain enduring intergenerational exits from poverty.


98% of families maintained permanent housing


72% reported an increase in their social network


42% of participants saw an increase in earned income


1,182 people helped last year directly through our programs