NPR Features MyPath!


Dear Friends and Partners,


We have exciting news to share-- NPR is featuring our MyPath Credit model! A digital version of the story is available here, and the audio story will air soon on All Things Considered. We will keep you posted! We are so proud of Joshua Ontiveros, the MyPath participant featured in the piece, who now has a steady job, a $500 emergency fund and a FICO score just under 700! Joshua is now on his path to buying his first car, something he never imagined possible!


MyPath is grateful to our pilot partners and supporters-- without you, we could not have tested this model and shown the world what low-income youth can do when given the right mix of tools and support! Big thanks to Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Year Up Bay Area, Year Up San Jose, University of Georgia, the Financial Capability Partnership Initiative, the Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and JPMorgan Chase. We look forward to our continued work together to bring MyPath Credit to more communities.


If you feel inspired after reading the story, please help us spread the word by tweeting the story using #CreditWorkingYouth @MyPathUS!


As many of you know, the goal of MyPath Credit is to give working low-income youth ages 18-24 the tools and support they need to build credit, savings and their financial confidence while they earn their first paychecks. While income and employment are critical, they are not enough to shift a young person’s economic outlook. By combining saving, credit and confidence with a first job and income stream, MyPath Credit unlocks youth access to employment, housing and borrowing, the keys to upward economic mobility. The model features include youth-friendly financial products, goal-setting, and group and individual financial coaching integrated directly into existing youth employment programs. Our MyPath Credit pilot results-- which are forthcoming from our research partners at the University of Georgia-- show the power of the model and the lessons we are learning.

- The MyPath team


If you are interested in bringing our Savings and Credit models to the youth employment programs in your community, please reach out to Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sabrina Kansara, at


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