Meet the Finalists

Learn more about these top-scoring solutions for the Economic Opportunity Challenge.

The Bail Project, Inc.

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Los Angeles, CA

Making Freedom Free: Bail and Economic Mobility in the South

The Bail Project (TBP) will provide free bail assistance and wraparound services to low-income individuals in 20 jurisdictions across the country, and advocate for systemic changes to the pretrial system.

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The Chicago Community Trust

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Chicago, IL

Chicago ABCs: Asset-Building for Children

Chicago ABCs, a coalition led by the Chicago Community Trust, will braid three proven strategies: child savings accounts, cash transfers and visiting nurses in a dual generation approach propelling 4,600 families to economic security.

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Family Independence Initiative - National

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Oakland, CA

Moving Families out of Poverty Permanently

FII and the City of Chicago are partnering to move low-income families out of poverty, permanently. FII will invest directly in the existing strengths and solutions of low-income families and their communities, and remove the deficit-based criteria traditionally used to access support.

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Per Scholas

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New York, NY

Proven Pathways to Transformative Careers in Tech

Per Scholas, a leading technology workforce development organization, will join The Financial Clinic and MDRC to propel 20,000+ low-income individuals into the middle class by helping them launch successful tech careers.

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Skills for Chicagoland's Future

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Chicago, IL

Skills for America's Future: Changing Lives through a Jobs-First Model

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (SCF) will drive economic mobility in 17 cities by placing 10,325 low income individuals into meaningful employment over the next five years.

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