Compass graduate featured in Axios video on JPMorgan Chase investments in financial health

A recent video on the news website Axios, presented by JPMorgan Chase, takes a look at the firm’s investments in financial health through the story of Mariluz, a graduate of the Compass Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program operated in partnership with Metro Housing|Boston.

During her time in the FSS program, Mariluz worked toward her goals of launching her own business and buying a home. She now runs a business with 14 employees and owns her own home in Braintree, MA.

Boston Magazine: The 100 Most Influential People in Boston

In its May issue, Boston Magazine published its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston. Two members of the Compass family made the list this year, including Greg Shell (pictured here), our founding board member, and Betty Francisco, Compass' General Counsel. We are thrilled to see both these leaders recognized alongside many others who play major roles in shaping the city of Boston.
Click here to see the full list.

AFCPE® Financial Literacy Month Spotlight: Carlos Langa, Esq., AFC®

AFCPE® (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®) is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a spotlight on Accredited Financial Counselors across the country, including Compass Program Manager, Carlos Langa.
Click here to learn about his favorite personal finance resources. 

Social Innovations Journal: The Compass Family Self-Sufficiency Model

Social Innovations Journal: The Compass Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Model

The Winter 2017 issue of the Social Innovations Journal is a collection of articles on promising social innovations that have been introduced in Greater Boston, including a piece by Sherry Riva, Compass's Founder and Exectuvie Director, on the organization's innovative, evidence-based model for the federal Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Click the image below to read the full article and view the rest of the issue.

Compass featured on blog of America Forward, a national nonpartisan policy initiative

America Forward is a nonpartisan policy initiative of national venture philanthropy fund New Profit, and works to advance a public policy agenda that champions innovative and effective solutions to our country’s most pressing social problems. In the run up to this year's presidential election, America Forward has been featuring leaders from several of its coalition members on its blog to talk about some of these solutions. Today's post was authored by Sherry Riva, Compass's Founder and Executive Director, and looks at ways that government and nonprofits can partner together to create more pathways out of poverty for more low-income families in the U.S. To read the blog post and check out the rest of the America Forward blog, click here.

Compass Graduate featured in The Boston Sunday Globe

On Sunday, May 24th, The Boston Globe ran a piece on four local families who have succeeded in moving up and out of poverty. The story featured Vilmarys Cintron, a graduate of one of our financial coaching and savings programs operated in partnership with Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development.

Our programs support residents of subsidized housing to build savings and assets as a pathway out of poverty. With support from Compass, Vilmarys transitioned out of public housing, purchased her own home, and launched an in-home daycare business. Click here to read more about Vilmarys's story and those of other Compass families.