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EMPath participant Lauren shares her journey and explains how Mobility Mentoring helped her succeed.

Providing Support That Empowers

Science says poverty creates special stress-related challenges that sets up a vicious cycle.

Beth Babcock, member of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, explains the theory, and strategies, behind EMPath’s work.

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes

Poverty causes chronic stress. Stress acts as a roadblock, which prevents people from setting, and achieving, their long-term goals.

Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, an EMPath partner, describes how the chronic stress of poverty can stifle potential success. The way to overcome the roadblock of poverty, and the chronic stress that accompanies it, is to help people develop skills like planning and decision-making.