May 21, 2019  |  In the News

MassLive higlights Google’s $1M investment in FII Greater Boston

Google pledged $1 million to help 400 low-income families out of poverty. Will it work?

By Steph Solis

Excerpt:

The Family Independence Initiative, citing census data, notes that 75 percent of families living below the poverty line rise above it within four years, but fast-forward another five years and half of those families slip back into poverty.

But what if the answer wasn’t just food stamps or housing vouchers, but giving poor families a chance to spend money however they see fit and letting them build a network that could help them through the process?

Read the full article here.

 

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