Finance

ACHIEVEability strives to help its families become financially self-sufficient. A family's financial progress is measured by credit score, savings and earned income. We use the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Pennsylvania as a measuring tool to determine each parent's progress toward financial self-sufficiency.

The average ACHIEVEability family is comprised of one adult and two children and is earning less than $20,000 per year, which is nearly 60% of the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Pennsylvania in Philadelphia County.

During FY15 and FY16, 28 ACHIEVEability parents earned college degrees. These degree earners who exited the program saw a 50% increase in average annual salary from entry. This increase in average annual earnings of more than $9,000 reinforces the importance of education in breaking the cylce of poverty.