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Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending intergenerational poverty. Since then, we have helped 100,000 low-income individuals achieve their goals. Today we connect hardworking parents and caregivers of young children to the people, tools and resources they need.
LIFT operates in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., communities with some of the highest rates of concentrated poverty. By fostering relationships between low-income parents and caregivers of young children (members) and dedicated volunteers (advocates), we help families build the personal well-being, social connections and financial strength to secure basic needs and achieve long-term goals and aspirations, like a safe home, living wages or a better education.
Headquartered in the nation’s capital, LIFT is also committed to developing strong partnerships with a range of allies on national issues vital to a better future for children and families.
LIFT’s work is focused on addressing socioeconomic disparity. We understand the role race, along with ethnicity, gender/gender identity and sexual orientation, play in contributing to persistent inequity. We are committed to recognizing and addressing the systemic barriers that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.