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.

About EMPath

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

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Two women tell how EMPath mentors guided them out of poverty into stability

By Daniel Sheehan, Dorchester Reporter

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How Poverty Changes the Brain

By Tara García Mathewson, The Atlantic

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Our Work

Economic Mobility Coaching

In our breakthrough coaching approach, mentors partner with program participants so that over time they may acquire the resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes necessary to attain and preserve their economic independence.

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Publications

See EMPath's research in the field of economic mobility and human services

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