Research study to measure impact: UpTogether May 18, 2023 Boston UpTogether Boston begins the Trust and Invest Collaborative study with families in Boston and Cambridge Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email The Trust and Invest Collaborative (TIC) being implemented by UpTogether in Boston is an 18-month, paid research study to understand how access to community, capital and the choice to use those dollars how they see fit makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives and wellbeing. While data from the study is not yet available, participants share how TIC is already having an impact on them and their families. One participant shared that she had just moved to Boston and didn’t know anyone, so she is very excited to connect with her UpTogether group members to build community. She cried when she got her first $500 payment as part of the cash study arm, which allowed her to throw a celebration for her son’s birthday. One member, when given information about the study and how to participate, expressed, “I can’t believe it’s real.” Another shared, “Thanks for the amazing work that you do … You all invested in my family, allowed us to gain new skills, sustain our housing, eventually return back to work after two years and start a business while I was looking for work. Forever grateful.” Pursuing passion and achieving goals: Per Scholas Next Story Boston Pursuing passion and achieving goals: Per Scholas Despite facing financial challenges that affected his college education, Jerson’s passion for computer science led him to enroll in Per Scholas’ free training program, which enabled him to start his career as an IT professional.