LIFT selected as beneficiary of NBC’s star-studded three-hour live ‘Red Nose Day’ telecast, Thursday, May 21

We are proud to announce that we have been selected to join as a core beneficiary of the United States’ first annual Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose […]

Kirsten Lodal Named 2015 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow

Diverse Leaders Around US Fuel Advances in Opportunity for Low-Income Families 2015 class of Ascend Fellows named for their groundbreaking work Washington, DC, March 9, 2015 – The Aspen Institute announced today that Kirsten Lodal has been selected to join the 2015 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows. The Ascend Fellowship invests in diverse
 leaders […]

Part Four: Once a LIFTer, Always a LIFTer

In our final post in the four part series, we are going to hear from LIFT-Chicago Alum, Grace Nash. Grace spent a summer interning at LIFT-Chicago after her first year first Amherst College. Below, she reflects on the impact that summer had on her interests and career trajectory. As my first year at Amherst College […]

Training new volunteers: What’s LIFT’s secret?

Here at LIFT-Boston we come face-to-face with poverty every day. We see it, we hear it, we feel it. With each new crop of volunteer advocates, the staff is confronted with the same question: how do you train people to work alongside community members, to confront and overcome poverty? That’s certainly a complicated question. In […]

Part Three: The Power of LIFTing

Recently, LIFT Member Lawrence poignantly articulated how LIFT’s one-on-one program model shapes the way members’ experience LIFT’s services. To sum it up, he showed us how such individualized attention impacts how members feel they can make progress on their goals. Next in our four-part series, we will hear from longtime LIFT Advocate, Reed, who shares […]

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Meet Catherine Gold, Shriver Program Fellow

To me, service is putting myself at the disposal of another. When I serve, I allow another person to use the gifts and abilities that I have, few of which I have earned. If a Member needs my knowledge to find them shelter, my computer skills to create their resume, my privilege to advocate for […]

Shattering Myths: Living in Poverty

Guest Blog: Genesis Contreras, LIFT-DC Advocate When I first moved to DC to start my college career I was shocked to see the amount of homeless people that were scattered throughout the streets. I knew that homelessness and poverty were major issues in the District, but I was naïve to the gravity of the situation. […]

LIFTing In Honor of MLK

On January 18, 2015, the day before the official MLK Day of Service, President Barack Obama released a proclamation.  In the excerpt of his announcement that particularly stood out to me, he said: “Dr. King understood that equality requires more than the absence of oppression; it requires the presence of economic opportunity. He recognized that […]

Part Two: From Skeptic to Believer

The other week, we heard from LIFT-Chicago Advocate, Jordan, as she reflected on the power of LIFT’s core values of human potential, relationships, and a sense of possibility. Now, we have the unique opportunity to hear from LIFT-Chicago Member, Lawrence. Lawrence came to LIFT feeling skeptical of how LIFT’s services could help him. Soon enough, […]

Part One: “Driving” Mr. Mitch

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to release a series of reflections from advocates, members, and alumni. The pieces will discuss LIFTs values, LIFT’s impact on members, and LIFT’s immediate and long-term influence on advocates and alumni. To start us off, Jordan Anderson, a MSW student from the University of Chicago’s School […]

Walker & Dunlop Donated $166,000 to LIFT and Community Solutions in 2014

Bethesda, Maryland – January 8, 2015 – Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) (“Company”) announced today that it donated $166,368 for LIFT and Community Solutions through the Company’s annual fundraising efforts in 2014. Walker & Dunlop’s executive vice president and & COO, Howard W. Smith commented, “For 26 years, the Company has actively participated in […]

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year!

Here’s your last chance to make it count in 2014!

There are less than 24 hours left to make your tax-deductible gift to LIFT in 2014! Can you help us make the most out of it? Here are just three of the many reasons you can feel confident that your money equals impact in the communities we serve. Last year alone … It only takes $30 per […]

LIFT in honor of someone you love.

It’s not too late to spread the holiday cheer. The best gift you can give to a loved one this holiday season is a LIFT. Make a donation in honor of someone special in your life. Why? Because we have an extraordinary opportunity to help our neighbors build strong foundations and reach their goals. Every dollar you […]