UpTogether (previously known as Family Independence Initiative) leverages the power of information to support economic and social mobility for families nationwide. Rather than impose solutions or fixes on behalf of others, UpTogether proves that documenting and investing in the initiative and ingenuity of low-income families and communities is the most effective way forward. Fifty percent of families who join UpTogether while living below the federal poverty line now earn incomes above that line.

As GreenLight’s second investment in Cincinnati, UpTogether, previously known as FII, launched with the additional support of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, SC Ministry, and The Mayerson Foundation. UpTogether continues to work with community-based organizations to with the goal of partnering with 1,000 families over the next three years.  By trusting and investing in families own solutions they expect families to see increased economic and social mobility. On average nationally, during two years of engagement with UpTogether, families report: a 23% increase in monthly income, 60% decrease in subsidies such as TANF and SNAP, a doubling of their annual income and assets, and increased education outcomes from their children.

UpTogether in Cincinnati



All families across America should have access to the resources and opportunities needed to achieve their dreams and we look forward to doing just that right here in Cincinnati.

- Jesús Gerena, Chief Executive Officer, FII

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