Posted on December 4th, 2013 – FII CEO and President Mauricio Lim Miller responds to President Obama's Economy Speech
Posted on June 4th, 2013 – The Family Independence Initiative proudly announces the 2013 Torchlight Prize Winners. Each winner will receive a $10,000 prize awarded over two years.
Posted on April 29th, 2013 –
Prime Movers is a fellowship program for emerging and established social movement leaders in the US. Mauricio Lim Miller, FII’s Founder and President has been awarded one of seven 2013 Prime Movers fellowships.
Posted on March 13th, 2013 – The Family Independence Initiative is hiring a Chief Development Officer to lead fundraising for our national expansion.
Posted on February 19th, 2013 – The Family Independence Initiative (FII), the national innovator of family-led approaches to increasing social and economic mobility in the U.S., released a study today showing strong evidence that low-income families presented with more economic and social opportunities will leave poverty and move forward on an upward trajectory.
Posted on October 1st, 2012 – Maurice Lim Miller, innovator of a promising approach to economic mobility, was named today as a winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, known informally as the Genius Award, granted by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Posted on June 4th, 2012 – When the White House Council for Community Solutions delivers its final report to President Obama today, it will highlight the Family Independence Initiative’s Torchlight Prize as an example of a concrete solution that will endure after the Council has finished its work.
Posted on May 31st, 2012 – When my organization, the Family Independence Initiative, was considering starting a project in Boston to partner with low-income families, I was told numerous stories of some of the tougher neighborhoods where unemployment is high, people do not venture out of their apartments at night, they distrust the police, they have no place to buy food and the schools are failing. To drive home the point I was told that 50 percent of the kids don't graduate from high school. Given these terrible conditions, I wanted to know how it is that 50 percent of the kids do manage to graduate? No one knew; no one had bothered to ask.
Posted on May 17th, 2012 – Read FII Vice President Mia Birdsong and GreatNonprofits CEO Perla Ni's article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review arguing that it is essential to build direct consumer feedback into funding criteria for government and nonprofit programs serving low-income people.
Posted on May 5th, 2012 – Check out FII CEO Maurice Lim Miller's Huffington Post piece: When Helping Doesn't Help
Posted on March 26th, 2012 – We are thrilled to announce that the Family Independence Initiative has been invited to participate in the Starbucks Community Card: Vote.Give.Grow. program in recognition of our effective partnerships with San Francisco families!
Posted on February 15th, 2012 –
Posted on March 10th, 2011 – Ashoka, the global foundation to advance social entrepreneurship, has elected FII CEO and Founder Maurice Lim Miller as a 2011 Senior Fellow for his pioneering approach to increasing economic mobility.
Posted on February 15th, 2011 – The nation's safety net system is in a double bind: demand is spiking as budgets are shrinking. More than ever it's time to take bold new approaches with potential to do more with less.
Posted on December 14th, 2010 – On Tuesday, December 14th President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Council for Community Solutions. Maurice Lim Miller, Founder and CEO of the Family Independence Initiative, has been named to the Council for his work helping families break the cycle of poverty.
Posted on December 8th, 2010 –