1. Dec 14, 2018

    Boston Foundation announces $4.3 million in grants to Greater Boston organizations

    “As we enter our third year of the Open Door Grants program, we continued to be both amazed by and proud of the caliber of organizations we can support through the program,” said Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation.


  1. Nov 13, 2018

    Spare Change News: Mayor Walsh speaks at national poverty conference

    The conference, held biennially by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), attracts researchers, community organizers, policymakers, and lower-income families to connect and discuss over two days new and innovative approaches to combating poverty within the city.

  2. Nov 8, 2018

    The Bay State Banner: Anti-poverty advocates discuss ways to break down harmful stereotypes

    “Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference” a two-day event that began Thursday, Nov. 1, was organized by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) sponsored by The Boston Foundation, and drew more than 350 guests from 28 states and six countries.

  3. Nov 5, 2018

    BBC: Why Scarcity Can Damage Decision Making

    Ayeisha Thomas-Smith discovers how when our brain circuitry becomes overloaded we fail to plan for our futures, trapping millions of people with scarce resources in poverty.


  1. Oct 28, 2018

    San Francisco Chronicle: Poverty event to examine ways to help low-income families

    Poverty experts are gathering in Boston for a national conference aimed at examining solutions to help America's low-income families.


  1. Sep 6, 2018

    Dorchester Reporter: Having ‘someone in her corner,’ helps make her dream come true

    With the support of her mentor, Brown embarked along the path to homeownership, enrolling in a Homebuying 101 class, attending weekly meetings, and jumping through various hoops with a bank to qualify for a mortgage.


  1. Aug 9, 2018

    EMPath Announces 2018 Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference

    Leaders from across the country to meet Nov. 1 & 2 in Boston, Massachusetts


  1. Jun 19, 2018

    Boston 25: Study: High expectations could help overcome negative stereotypes, bias

    A local non-profit’s new report shows high expectations lead to higher achievement in low-income individuals, the organization announced Tuesday.

  2. Jun 14, 2018

    South Coast Today: LifeWork is life-changing for low-income women

    LifeWork uses a tool called the Bridge to Self Sufficiency, created by the Boston-based group Economic Mobility Pathways, or EMPath, to help women build their economic self-sufficiency by reaching specific goals in five areas: family/housing stability, well-being, education and training, financial management, and employment and career management.


  1. Apr 16, 2018

    Spare Change News: Cap on State Assistance for Children Challenged

    Massachusetts is one of 17 states that cap benefits to families per child and has had this policy in place since 1995, according to Economic Mobility Pathways President and CEO Elisabeth Babcock.


  1. Jan 24, 2018

    US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty Puts Forward a New Framework for Upward Mobility

    A diverse, nonpartisan collection of some of the nation's leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners working on solutions to poverty in the US has developed a framework of strategies to change the trajectory for millions of people in America.