EMPath’s Economic Independence Day celebration will mark ten years of its breakthrough coaching approach, Mobility Mentoring, that helps families break the cycle of poverty and achieve economic independence.

Mobility Mentoring was launched in 2009 with 20 families. Turning to the latest brain science, EMPath developed a model that accounts for how the stress of poverty impacts our thinking and behavior. The idea was simple but innovative: a mentor and participant would work together for five years to set and achieve big goals in five essential areas: family stability, well-being, finances, education, and career.

The outcomes turned heads. Similar organizations were wondering how participants could achieve so much, which prompted EMPath’s next big innovation: the Economic Mobility Exchange.

Instead of scaling its innovation in the conventional way, EMPath decided to share its model with other organizations to adapt and implement for their own populations’ needs. By June 2014, the Exchange had 22 member organizations from the US, Canada, and Australia.

Ten years later, Mobility Mentoring serves over 100,000 people through the Exchange, now comprised of 115 nonprofits, schools, health providers, human services programs, and government agencies.

EMPath invites you to join in the celebration of its transformation into a global leader on economic mobility, along with participants and partners. Hear MA Attorney General Maura Healey give remarks as we look forward to the next ten years of collaboration and success.

Economic Independence Day Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Boston Public Library – Copley Branch - Guastavino Room