1. Dec 17, 2019

    $400,000 grant funding job training program for people overcoming traumatic events

    Minneapolis nonprofit Avivo is using a $400,000 grant from Thrivent Financial to launch a two-year job-training program to help people who have experienced trauma.

  2. Dec 16, 2019

    Princeton Area Community Foundation awards $186,000 in grants to local nonprofits

    Grant awarded for Mobility Mentoring® program in New Jersey

  3. Dec 10, 2019

    Harvard research: Impact of poverty begins in the womb, but it doesn't have to

    The dangers of fetal exposure to alcohol, drugs and lead are widely known by now. But researchers have found increasing evidence of another potential threat to babies in utero: toxic stress.


  1. Nov 4, 2019

    First employment series for older adults announced

    The City of Boston is connecting people 55 and older to employers and opportunities at its first employment series for older workers.

  2. Nov 1, 2019

    Should the state double the exemption taxpayers can claim for dependents?

    Chelsea Sedani, Weymouth resident and Director of Advocacy at Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), says no.


  1. Oct 7, 2019

    Armenian Deputy Minister Visits Boston for Knowledge Exchange Initiative

    Zhanna Andreasyan, the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, recently concluded a week-long visit to Boston to examine best practices to address a wide range of social issues such as domestic violence, mental health, children services and poverty.

  2. Oct 2, 2019

    Episcopal Community Services Announces Its Lineup for the Forum on Justice & Opportunity (FOJO)

    2019 Forum on Justice & Opportunity Features Local and National Experts Redefining What it Takes to Combat Poverty.


  1. Sep 11, 2019

    $2.2 million in grants awarded to community organizations

    $2.2 million was awarded to 51 organizations that promote economic mobility for low-income Boston residents, serving over 4,000 residents across the City

  2. Sep 10, 2019

    A 0.5% drop in the official poverty rate is not a cause for celebration

    Today the U.S. Census Bureau released its findings for the 2018 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty Measure. The first report tells us about poverty in America without the assistance of anti-poverty programs. The second report tells us how effective those programs are at moving citizens above the poverty rate listed in the first report.


  1. Jul 24, 2019

    What should our next moonshot be?

    EMPath President & CEO Beth Babcock contributed to The Boston Globe's special feature marking the anniversary of the moon landing

  2. Jul 9, 2019

    Cambridge Nonprofits Receive $30,000 Planning Grants from City's Community Benefits Fund

    City of Cambridge names EMPath Exchange member as grant recipient

  3. Jul 2, 2019

    Coalition forms around early education, care

    A new coalition, inspired by the success of groups who advocated for last year’s paid family and medical leave law, is working to develop a plan to give Massachusetts families easier access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education and care

  4. Jul 1, 2019

    Boston nonprofit and family foundation partner to expand childhood poverty intervention

    Announcement of the expansion of the Intergenerational Mobility Project (Intergen)


  1. Jun 20, 2019

    Two women tell how EMPath mentors guided them out of poverty into stability

    The Career Family Opportunity graduation celebration covered by the Dorchester Reporter

  2. Jun 5, 2019

    Hike in state’s EITC would lift countless families out of poverty

    EMPath staff interviewed for a story on the importance of raising the state Earned Income Tax Credit


  1. May 21, 2019

    Mobility Mentoring: A Pathway to Success for Students and Families

    EMPath Exchange member Wash. State Department of Children, Youth, and Families gets coverage for Sound to Harbor Early Learning Programs

  2. May 16, 2019

    Why we celebrate Economic Independence Day

    EMPath Exchange member Episcopal Community Services also celebrated Economic Independence Day

  3. May 2, 2019

    United Way uses 'mobility mentoring' to help working mothers 'Aspire' for financial security

    Changing lives is what motivated Meredith Larsen to become a case manager at ForKids, inc. — and what continues to drive her as she becomes a mobility mentor through the Aspire Partnership.


  1. Apr 23, 2019

    Local woman improving family's quality of life with help of public housing

    Public housing provides a place for low-income individuals and families who can't afford Bay State rent. Karen Anderson introduces us to a local woman who's working to better herself with help.

  2. Apr 16, 2019

    Could an Idea for Fighting Poverty Be Worth a Billion Dollars?

    Amid celebrations of big-money deals, some ideas for alleviating poverty.

  3. Apr 9, 2019

    EMPath Selected as JFF's $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge Winners at ASU GSV Summit

    SAN DIEGO and BOSTON, April 9, 2019 -- JFF, a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems, today announced Cell-Ed Works and EMPath as the winners of the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge. Supported by Schmidt Futures, this competition sought ideas to raise the annual wages of at least 100,000 workers by $10,000 or more by the end of 2021 for a total impact of $1 billion. The purpose of the challenge was to address the national issue of wage stagnation.

  4. Apr 1, 2019

    New Report: Coaching Parents for Economic Mobility Positively Influences Childhood Development

    The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) recently released a report which shows that engaging in economic mobility coaching with parents correlates with future success in school for their children.


  1. Jan 12, 2019

    EMPath Exchange Member Implements Model

    John Everett Till and the Family Partnership help families help themselves The nonprofit is the first in Minnesota to test a grant-funded program that sends coaches into at-risk households weekly for up to 18 months.