Why we celebrate Economic Independence Day
May 16, 2019
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independence
By David Griffith – Guest Columnist May 16, 2019
These words must continue to guide our nation’s development and moral compass. Unfortunately, we know that our country and Philadelphia in 2019 have yet to realize the aspirations of our nation’s founders to their full extent.
Those goals are why we, along with our partners across America, are celebrating another independence day on May 16, 2019 - Economic Independence Day. Using the Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) model, we aim to empower Americans to succeed. EMPath is a global organization using mentorship and coaching to help low-income families set, reach, and sustain long-term goals.