EMPATH'S MISSION STATEMENT
EMPath transforms people’s lives by helping them move out of poverty and provides other institutions with the tools to systematically do the same.
Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) is a Boston-based nonprofit that disrupts poverty through direct services, advocacy, research, and a global learning network. Our mission is to transform people’s lives by helping them move out of poverty and to provide other institutions with the tools to systematically do the same.
Our previous names include Crittenton Women’s Union, the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, and Crittenton, Inc. The organization has been continuously operating in one or more capacities since 1824. While our name has changed over the decades, our focus on economic empowerment has not.
EMPath is known worldwide for our coaching approach, which is founded on the belief that each pathway out of poverty is different. We are at the helm of a movement to shift thinking from human services to human development, and to create lasting pathways to economic mobility for all.
In the News
Changing their minds, and their lives: A way out of poverty in Philadelphia
By Harold Brubaker, Philadelphia Inquirer
Two women tell how EMPath mentors guided them out of poverty into stability
By Daniel Sheehan, Dorchester Reporter
How Poverty Changes the Brain
By Tara García Mathewson, The Atlantic