EMPath’s flagship program is called Career Family Opportunity (CFO). This intensive, five-year program is the original pilot of EMPath’s coaching approach. Participants and mentors set goals including saving $3,425 of their own money in a matched savings program, college completion, and housing stability. Program offices are located in South Boston. Since the program began in 2009, a total of 48 participants have graduated the program.

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Flagship Program Outcomes

75%

of program graduates have a college degree at exit

178%

average increase in annual income of program graduates

98%

of program graduates are employed at exit

Apply to CFO

The Career Family Opportunity (CFO) program puts you in charge of creating your own path to economic independence. Work with a coach for up to five years to make a plan to achieve your own goals for yourself and your family.

Through the program, you will:

  • Partner 1:1 with a mentor, up to five years
  • Make a plan to achieve your own goals
  • Support and encourage fellow CFOs
  • Earn financial incentives
  • Develop leadership skills
  • End with $10,000 in matched savings

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are head of household with permanent, subsidized housing (Section 8, etc.)
  • Are a parent (18+ years) with children or legal dependents living with you
  • Are a high school graduate or GED/HiSET recipient
  • Are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Are willing and able to pursue a career that will pay family sustaining wages
  • Have a household income that is 50% or less than the area median income

To apply to this FREE program, click the button below. Or, to learn more, call 617-817-0904 or email Sarah at sbellemore@empathways.org.

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