We believe that when young people and volunteers of all ages are launched into a transformative service experience, that experience creates a lifelong commitment to service and changing the world.

Sense of Possibility

With optimism and persistence, LIFT inspires a belief that all ideas should be welcomed and all goals are attainable.


We believe in a simple idea: that the support found in individualized, personalized relationships is the engine for overcoming complex challenges.


We collaborate with our Members, community partners, and one another to facilitate individual community transformation.

Human Potential

We recognize the inherent dignity, value, and potential of each person and are dedicated to empowering all people to reach their potential.


We believe that diversity across all dimensions of the organization is essential to achieving our mission.

Commitment To 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.