We transform East Bay communities by equipping people to break the cycle of poverty.
No one service is sufficient to address the many challenges people living in poverty face. Our theory of change explicitly reflects the importance of providing the resources and support our participants need to not only increase their earned income and improve their mental and physical health, but also to build assets, and strengthen their connections with family and community.
We believe that guided participation and achievement across all four components of Income, Assets, Wellness, and Social Connections equips our participants to climb their unique ladder of prosperity. Financial capital, social capital, and human capital are all essential for individuals, families, and communities to break intergenerational poverty. Our theory is supported by findings of the Economic Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts and other respected research in the field.