Housing costs and childcare are essential elements of The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®.
EMPath’s Intergenerational Mobility Project family stability gains
83% of families saw an increase in family stability as measured by the CHAOS assessment, an externally validated measure of a family’s home environment.
89% of children saw an increase in their executive functioning skills, as measured by the Rothbart Assessment.
77% of children involved with the program for 6 months or more achieved at least one goal. For children, goals have included improving grades or saving money.
86% of children involved with the program for 6 months or more made progress toward their goals.
100% of families involved in the project 6+ months have come together to set family-level goals AND 100% of families involved in the project 6+ months have achieved at least 1 family-level goal. For families, goals have included organizing shared space, setting weekly family meetings, or establishing morning and evening routines.
Intergenerational Mobility Project
The video, made in collaboration with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, profiles EMPath's Intergenerational Mobility Project. Families use the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency to plan for the future. When parents can align and prioritize goals, they can build a solid foundation for their children’s future and move across the economic divide.