EMPath partners with premiere institutions like Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child to gain insights into the latest brain science to better understand how poverty causes chronic stress and how to help poor families boost core skills, such as the ability to focus attention, plan ahead, and set goals.

EMPath takes the research and puts it into practice with its direct service model—Mobility Mentoring® and its theory of change—The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®. EMPath evaluates outcomes on an ongoing basis and, with input from staff and participants, works to improve existing services and develops new programs to better help families.

The research team is key to EMPath’s wide success, by supporting, or leading, operations across the organization: data, policy, publications, the global network, and EMPath direct service programs.

Meet The Team

EMPath's Executive Team consists of leaders in human services, poverty & economic mobility, non-profit management, education, science, and policy.