1. Dec 8, 2017

    Three Mass. Nonprofits Get $1.5M to Advance Novel Services

    EMPath was among an inaugural cohort of 13 path-breaking human services organizations nationally in Kresge’s Human Services Program.


  1. Sep 13, 2017

    The New York Times: Median U.S. Household Income Up for 2nd Straight Year

    EMPath COO Mary Coleman comments on inequality in America.


  1. Apr 19, 2017

    The Atlantic Monthly: How Poverty Changes the Brain

    How brain science informs EMPath's Mobility Mentoring® approach and Intergenerational Mobility Project.


  1. Mar 2, 2017

    WWLP: Reducing chronic family poverty in Massachusetts

    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.


  1. Feb 25, 2017

    The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs

    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.

  2. Feb 17, 2017

    Reducing Chronic Family Poverty Using Two-Generational Strategies

    Legislative Briefing on Reducing Chronic Family Poverty Using Two-Generational Strategies Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Massachusetts State House

  3. Feb 15, 2017

    The Power of Possibility Case Study: Seizing the Moment to Grow Scale and Transform Services

    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.


  1. Jan 30, 2017

    Youth Ki Awaaz: Is Poverty More Than Just The Lack Of Money?

    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.

  2. Jan 20, 2017

    Mobility Mentoring®: An exploration and first translation of the Dutch practice

    How insights from brain science lead to better tackle poverty and debt

  3. Jan 19, 2017

    Pacific Standard: This is your brain on poverty: What's in a Name?

    How behavioral economics is opening a creative new front in the fight against inequality.

  4. Jan 19, 2017

    New York Times: Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

    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.

  5. Jan 18, 2017

    State House News Service: Lawmakers, activists outline anti-poverty measures

    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.

  6. Jan 12, 2017

    Washington Post: 5 small ways to boost your finances if you’re broke

    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.