EMPath won one of two awards for a nationwide competition called the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge hosted by JFF, a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems.

Supported by Schmidt Futures, the 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.

EMPath pitched its Economic Mobility Exchange™, a global learning network for human service professionals comprised of state agencies, nonprofits, direct service organizations, hospitals, and schools. Member organizations adapt and implement EMPath’s breakthrough model: economic mobility coaching based on brain science.

“We look forward to supporting this work in fueling a new movement to increase wages for American workers,” said Maria Flynn, president and CEO of JFF in the announcement. The competition took place at the ASU GSV Summit.

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