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Family Independence Initiative to partner with 500 impoverished families

USA Today’s Cincinnati.com announces FII’s expansion of it’s model — a combination of peer networks, progress tracking, and provision of resources — to Cincinnati. “They build a network, that’s what’s…

Proving the narrative wrong: Maria

…earn a GED. “People think that I am uneducated but actually, I am educated on my human rights, labor rights. I learned English and I am so proud that the…

What Works? Putting Families In The Driver’s Seat

…mother and father to take vocational English classes so they could leave what were exploitative jobs in Chinatown sewing factory sweatshops and restaurants. Finally, her father told me “That’s not…

The Poverty Line – A False Target

Mauricio Lim Miller, FII Founder and CEO Growing up in poor neighborhoods and then running social service programs for 20 years, I heard countless stories about millions of people living…

#GivingTuesday

…the news, politics, and everyday talk over the past year. Together, FII, its families, and its supporters are giving power to people to determine their own path to prosperity. And…

Cinnovation Celebrates FII-Cincinnati’s First Year

…the News Raising Families Out of Poverty and Raising the Bar, featuring Cincinnati Director Vashti Rutledge on 91.7 WVXU How To Fix Cincinnati’s Poverty Problem on 91.7 WVXU Had a…

Chronicle of Philanthropy: A Leader’s Unorthodox Antipoverty Ideas Win Him a ’Genius’ Prize

…wants.” When Mr. Gallucci revealed his top-secret news—that Mr. Lim Miller was one of 23 recipients this year of the foundation’s $500,0000 no-strings-attached fellowships, known as the “genius” grants—the social-service…

“Listen to the real experts – those living in poverty” Op-ed in Cincinnati by Tara Noland of GreenLight Fund

…We can’t let last week’s discouraging news knock us off course. We may not see results this year, or the year after that, but we can’t use that as an…

Crystal Mahoney

…I can only encourage more people to do the same. It would be a dream to see this initiative take off and be offered world-wide, not just in the U.S….

Jasma Motley

…me: I knew I had to have my degree from one of the top Universities in my field, a way to prove to myself and the world, I am good…

Sistah Rfuaw Diarra

The 2017 Citizen University Conference was an experience of a lifetime. It was very awesome to be among so many experts, professionals, and like-minded people from different backgrounds and countries,…

Shoniqua Kemp

am Muslim, and I am not a terrorist. I am from California.” When I looked around the room I saw America! I saw no colors or religion — no history…

Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers

We all recognize how consumer feedback drives competition, innovation, and continual adjustments in the for profit world—who hasn’t read Amazon reviews before buying a product or Tripadvisor to research a…

Mary Munoz

…3 weeks ago my team elected me as a President of the Club. I am so proud to help guide and represent them. For now, I am offering free speeches…

Mr. President, Here’s What Your Economy Speech Was Missing

…stacked against you, I welcome President Obama’s remarks today. He confirmed something we all know—that today, the American Dream is simply no longer attainable for many Americans. The President laid…

Major Philanthropic Leaders Unite for COVID-19 Relief Fund with $38.7 Million Contributed

Stand Together Foundation, Blue Meridian Partners, Google.org, DeVos, Stripe, Schultz, and Koch among those supporting #GiveTogetherNow, a rapid-response effort to provide direct cash assistance to 77,000+ families financially impacted by COVID-19 (April 22, 2020) ARLINGTON, VA –…

Center for the Study of Liberty Podcast Episode 14 “We Are One Another’s Best Resource: The Fight Against Poverty”

The Center for the Study of Liberty interviewed FII CEO Jesús Gerena on their podcast. Listen to the podcast and read show the show notes here. Excerpt: We’ve had a…

What Business Can Teach Us About Fighting Poverty

…social sector, if a program is succeeding, it will also change conditions on the ground. This has to be gauged and those programs or funding should respond to that information….

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