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Learn more about new partnerships, community-wide events, pilot programs, and the success of our participants.

How can coaching help?

A professional, intentional partnership and guide

Mobility Mentoring® is a practice that partners...

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Why goal setting and incentives?

Setting goals enable people to complete their journeys No one has been able to achieve their dreams without setting goals. People tend to set goals to obtain or reach a larger objective. Reaching self-sufficiency requires establishing a host of goals that can be met along the way. Jane wanted to set an example for her daughter and place herself in a position where she could take control of both her and her daughter’s futures. She set a goal to obtain her GED to reach her larger objective of being a positive example to her daughter.

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How do people move up the economic ladder?

Episcopal Community Services looks at the whole person working to thrive in all aspects of life The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® is an illustrative tool, developed by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) that is used to guide participants in setting goals and charting their path to economic mobility. EMPath is an international charitable organization dedicated to creating new pathways to economic independence for low-income individuals and their families. The Bridge serves as a brain-science informed scaffold that helps participants manage crises and develop or improve their executive functioning skills by pulling themselves up along the Bridge. There are five pillars to the Bridge. Within each pillar, there are a set of circumstances that explain a person’s standing from the top, most self-sufficient, to the bottom, where assistance is needed.

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Advocacy

ACT NOW TO RAISE THE WAGE!

In line with its focus on economic mobility, Episcopal Community Services supports the concept of a living wage that truly allows for self-sufficiency. Increasing the minimum wage is not enough but can be a step on the way toward achieving a living wage.

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Children & Youth

GET INVOLVED: FILL THE BUS

You can help our school-aged participants succeed in the classroom!

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Events

CELEBRATING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE DAY

Every person has the ability to define and achieve their own measure of success.

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Children & Youth

IT’S AFTERSCHOOL PROFESSIONALS APPRECIATION WEEK!

“I’m surrounded by adults who care about me; they encourage me to act responsibly.”

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Volunteers

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: JOSH BARTEK

Bring good cheer to his volunteer service and it's proven to be contagious.

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Volunteers

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: AVYANE OSBORNE

Volunteer turned Episcopal Community Services employee.

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Volunteers

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: AMY COBURN

For ECS volunteer Amy Coburn, being able to spend time with senior citizens has a special meaning.

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