2017 In The News
Welcome to EMPath News. Here you’ll find our latest news and recent press coverage.
Dec 8, 2017
EMPath was among an inaugural cohort of 13 path-breaking human services organizations nationally in Kresge’s Human Services Program.
Nov 22, 2017
Ruthie Liberman of Economic Mobilities Pathways (EMPath) said a two-generational approach can be used in college settings and programs that serve residents in their homes, including programs the state already invests in.
Sep 15, 2017
Washington Post: African Americans are the only racial group in U.S. still making less than they did in 2000
The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation).
Sep 14, 2017
With the state moving toward major decisions over wages, income taxation and health care spending, new data published by the US Census Bureau Thursday shows Massachusetts to be a state with declining poverty and rising incomes that rank among the highest in the country.
Sep 13, 2017
Men aren't just still earning less than they did before the recession started, but their incomes continue to shrink, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.
Sep 13, 2017
EMPath COO Mary Coleman comments on inequality in America.
Sep 12, 2017
But it also lays bare the geographic and economic divisions growing in America.
Sep 6, 2017
Dr. Elisabeth Babcock, the President and CEO of Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), explained that intergenerational poverty creates, "vicious cycles where stress leads to bad decision-making, compounding other problems and reinforcing the idea that they can’t improve their own lives."
Jul 27, 2017
A debt collection law firm that allegedly used unfair and deceptive practices to collect debts from thousands of Massachusetts consumers will pay $1 million and change its practices under a court settlement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday.
Apr 19, 2017
How brain science informs EMPath's Mobility Mentoring® approach and Intergenerational Mobility Project.
Mar 2, 2017
Advocates are calling on Governor Charlie Baker and state lawmakers to budget $1-million to organizations that provide low-income families with education and job training.
Feb 25, 2017
Drawing upon decades of research and pertinent insights from the field, the authors highlight the competencies needed to manage classic problem areas, and both harness and leverage collaborative opportunities.
Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Briefing on Reducing Chronic Family Poverty Using Two-Generational Strategies Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Massachusetts State House
Feb 15, 2017
The Power of Possibility Campaign is a joint effort by: BoardSource, The Bridgespan Group, La Piana Consulting, Lodestar Foundation, Lyda Hill, MAP for Nonprofits, and The Patterson Foundation, with additional support from The Trustees’ Philanthropy Fund of Fidelity Charitable and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Jan 30, 2017
The stresses of being in poverty negatively affect strategic thinking and self-regulation skills that people need in order to break the cycle of poverty. These skills, known as executive function (EF) skills, are fundamental to our ability to solve problems, to multitask, to juggle priorities, to control impulses, to delay gratification, and to persist in the pursuit of goals.
Jan 20, 2017
How insights from brain science lead to better tackle poverty and debt
Jan 19, 2017
How behavioral economics is opening a creative new front in the fight against inequality.
Jan 19, 2017
Navient, the largest servicer of student loans in the country, handles loans for around 12 million people. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two state attorneys general claims borrowers were wrongly steered in order to drive up debts.
Jan 18, 2017
Bills increasing the state’s earned income tax credit, establishing paid family and medical leave and limiting certain debt collection practices are among the measures lawmakers plan to push this session as part of what they describe as an effort to create paths out of poverty.
Jan 12, 2017
Track your spending. The word “budget” can make a lot of people cringe, said Carlos Moreno, a financial specialist at EMPath, a group in Boston that helps people find a way out of poverty. But it becomes easier to manage your money once you know where your cash is going, he said.