AMP Up Boston is operated by EMPath with support from the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). EMPath is partnering with researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to better understand the program.

The program can give participants support to get a good-paying job or manage their money. If participants are eligible, agree to participate, and are randomly admitted to the program, they will meet with their mentor regularly to set goals and get support. They can earn up to $700 a year for making progress on their goals. Researchers will track information about participants, whether or not they are admitted to the program, to learn about how the program helps individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Because AMP Up Boston is being run as a research study, this means that in order to get a chance to receive services, participants must agree to be a part of the study.

In order to be eligible to participate in AMP Up Boston, applicants must be:

  • Living in BHA leased or public housing.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 55.
  • Willing, able, and legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Willing to regularly meet with their mentor, virtually or in person.
  • Not a CFO or Mass LEAP graduate, and not currently enrolled in CFO.

The first step for interested applicants is to attend an online information session to learn more about the program, the study, and receive the intake forms. For questions or to get help registering, text AMPUP to 833-630-0225 or email the team

To find out if participating in the study is right for you, attend an Information Session.

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