Core Values

Our work is guided by a core set of principles. We aim to see these values reflected in our organizational culture, from the services we provide to the people we recruit.

Service • Sense of Possibility • Relationships • Collaboration • Human Potential • Diversity


At LIFT, our approach to achieving our mission is collaborative. Staff, members, advocates, and partners work together to find solutions to the complicated issue of poverty in our country. We believe that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to LIFT’s success.

To us, “diversity” is defined as the full participation, inclusion, engagement and empowerment of individuals from different races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, ideologies, and other attributes that make each of us unique. We work mindfully and deliberately to create a culturally competent workplace to support the work we do as a team and as a model of the inclusive, equitable society that we strive to achieve.