Education

Education

Compared to past generations and other nations today, the U.S. is doing a poor job of educating its youth, especially those living in poverty, to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Taxpayers as well as the unemployed and low-paid workers bear the cost of this neglect, which imperils our economic future. 

By the Numbers

Dropping out of high school increases dramatically the odds that a young person will become a teen parent, impoverished, unemployed, and/or imprisoned. From early childhood through college, education is essential to breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty and ensuring that the next generation of Americans benefits society rather than burdening it.

EMCF is committed to identifying and expanding education programs, in schools and communities, that open the door of opportunity to more low-income youth.