Family Independence Initiative: Press Releases

Torchlight Prize May 19, 2014

FAMILY INDEPENDENCE INITIATIVE OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 TORCHLIGHT PRIZE

Today, Family Independence Initiative, a national nonprofit that collects information that reveals the capacity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and talents of low-income communities and families, opened the nomination stage for its annual Torchlight Prize. This national prize recognizes and rewards groups of families, friends, and neighbors who have come together to strengthen their communities.

January 7, 2014

FII Marks the 50th Anniversary of War on Poverty

Family Independence Initiative Calls for a New Approach to the  50-Year War on Poverty: “Making Poverty Tolerable is Not Enough” New FII Report Challenges Social Sector to Step Back, Observe, and Build Upon What Low-Income Families are Already Doing to Get Ahead; Shows How Connections, Choice, and Capital Spur Economic and Social Mobility in America […]

December 4, 2013

MacArthur Genius Awardee Mauricio Lim Miller Reacts to President Obama’s Income Inequality Speech

OAKLAND, CA: In response to President Obama’s remarks this morning about the economy, Family Independence Initiative (FII) today issued the following statement, on behalf of FII Founder, President, and CEO Mauricio Lim Miller. As someone who rose from poverty and understands the determination it takes to get ahead when it feels like the deck is […]