Our Impact

One Family pairs our Public Policy work with two programs that directly serve families experiencing or at risk of homelessness - Credential to Career Coaching and One Family Scholars - leading to incredible impact in the lives of individual families as well as on a larger scale.

Credential to Career  

Impact Overview

50+ low-income
parents served each year
 
through group workshops and one-on-one career planning with a coach

New jobs obtained by participants have an average

salary increase
of $18,536

40 different

family-sustaining
career paths

pursued by participants​

Completion rate: 70%

across all cohorts

Takeiya

Takeiya already had an associate degree, but—after her marriage split up—was having trouble even getting a job interview. As a single mom, she knew she needed to find a way to support her children, and so she enrolled in C2C. Working with her One Family coach, she rewrote her resume, and began to apply for positions that better matched her skills and interests. Even before the 12 week program ended, Takeiya had a dozen interviews and three job offers. She accepted a position as an apprentice optician, which combines her interests in health care and fashion. By the end of the apprenticeship, she will have gone from having no income to earning $50,000 or more annually.

I can't even explain my excitement. Getting twelve job interviews . . .
I couldn't contain myself!

 

One Family Scholars

Impact Overview

92% of alumni are stably housed

according to a recent survey

Graduation rate: 75%

compared to the national average of 46%, and a rate of 28% for single mothers

90% of program graduates are
working or re-enrolled
in school for a further degree

within six months

Average full-time salary of $55,731
for program graduates, truly a family-sustaining wage!

 

Jennessa

Jennessa always loved learning and graduated at the top of her high school class. She was preparing for the same success in college when, at age 19, she learned she was pregnant. Jennessa felt a college dorm was no place to raise a baby, and knew she had to work to take care of her daughter, Nyemah. Unfortunately Nyemah’s earliest years were filled with illness and, without the support she needed, Jennessa lost her job and her apartment. They began to couch-surf, staying with members of Jennessa’s family. All the while, she never gave up on her dream of earning a degree & providing a better future for her daughter. Once she became a One Family Scholar, Jennessa was finally able to earn her BA, and realize her dream of becoming a teacher. Today she has a career she loves and a home she owns, and, this spring, even graduated from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Our family is forever grateful for One Family and all that it has done for us.

Public Policy

Impact Overview

As a member of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, One Family was part of the successful effort to significantly
increase the MA Earned Income Tax Credit.

The MA Earned Income Tax Credit will put money directly in the pockets of families headed by working parents, helping
400,000+ low-income families to better afford housing.

One Family successfully advocated for MA Legislature to include funding for the One Family Scholars program in the Massachusetts FY19 State Budget.

One Family supports the leadership development of dozens of One Family Scholars
equipping them with advocacy skills
that they can now use to

make positive change.

Contact Us

One Family, Inc.

423 West Broadway, Suite 402

South Boston, MA 02127

617-423-0504

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