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# About EMPath

Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) is
a Boston-based nonprofit that disrupts
poverty through direct services, advocacy,
research, and a global learning network.
EMPath’s mission is to transform people’s
lives by helping themselves move out of
poverty and to provide other institutions
with the tools to do the same.
Although our organization’s mission and
the name has changed over two centuries
of serving people in poverty, its focus on
economic empowerment has remained the

Today, EMPath is known worldwide for
a coaching approach based on the
the belief that each person’s pathway out of
poverty is different. We are at the helm of
a movement to shift thinking from human
services to human development, and
to create lasting pathways to economic
mobility for everyone.