Our 1,000 in 1,000 program helps the whole community by helping individuals. The model focuses on the “working poor.” These are individuals and families who are in the workplace, yet struggling to make ends meet and get ahead.


Using a research-based approach, we help families build the 9 Pivotal Assets to move into a life of self-sufficiency. In fact, our pilot program demonstrated that if families obtain at least 7 of the 9 Pivotal Assets, they more than double their likelihood of successfully moving out of poverty.

Our approach focuses on educating and assisting individuals with key assets.

Social Assets
To take care of children and build productive relationships with others.

  1. Quality Child Care
  2. Affordable Housing
  3. Reliable Transportation
  4. Parent University (parent and financial literacy skills)

Human Assets
To attain knowledge, skills, and abilities to earn adequate income.

  1. Job Training
  2. Resolution of Criminal Background
  3. Accountability

Financial Assets
To effectively manage money and build wealth.

  1. Earned Income Tax Credit
  2. Monthly Budget Management

The work of 1,000 in 1,000 is only possible with our community partners, who provide numerous resources and support.

Quality Child Care

  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Team Up
  • Jacksonville Children’s Commission

Affordable Housing

  • Jacksonville Housing Authority
  • LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)
  • Ability Housing


  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Parenting Skills

  • Family Foundations Parent University

Human Assets

Criminal Background Expungement:

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Job Training

  • CareerSource
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville


  • Family Foundations

Financial Assets

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • RealSense Prosperity Campaign
  • United Way of Northeast Florida

Monthly Budget Management

-Family Foundations


There are many ways to help continue the fight against poverty in Jacksonville. Consider becoming a volunteer money coach and help motivate participants to success. We are also in need of individuals who can help our system work more effectively for families by assisting in the training and development of community partners. If you are interested in helping our community, please fill out the following form.