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
parents served each year
through group workshops and one-on-one career planning with a coach
New jobs obtained by participants have an average
pursued by participants
Completion rate: 70%
across all cohorts
One Family Scholars
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!
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.