LIFT-Chicago Goes Back To School

Cradles to Crayons has long been one of LIFT-Chicago’s most consistent and helpful community partners. The organization’s KidPack program allows for parents to request new or gently used clothing items, books, toys, school supplies, and more for their children up to the age of 13 on a monthly basis. These items would be delivered to […]

LIFTing Student Parents Before, During, and After COVID-19

Over two million community college students in the United States are parents of children (student parents) under the age of 18. Being a student parent can come with a unique set of obstacles that non-parent students do not face. The extent to which these obstacles create barriers for student parents in completing their degree vary […]

Southside With LIFT: Delivering love (and supplies) to families

In 2018, I had the privilege of participating in a leadership journey in Israel through the Schusterman Foundation’s REALITY program. I went on the Empower Journey –  which was a leadership development experience that brought together leaders from across the globe in the poverty alleviation sector to deepen our understanding of how to develop innovative […]

On Her Way: Ms. Saunders’ Story

Ms. Saunders is an active caregiver for her grandchildren and first came to LIFT-DC toward the end of 2018. During her intake she discussed that she had recently overcome being homeless. While facing housing insecurity, Ms. Saunders used a variety of credit cards in order to make ends meet. Though she was eventually able to […]

Empower Families Through Investment: LIFT’s Family Goal Fund

At LIFT, we know that giving people cash works both during, and outside of, times of crisis. In 2018, LIFT integrated direct, unrestricted cash infusions into our two-year coaching program, and our results speak for themselves. We have proof that parents have the answers, that they know what’s best for their families, and that they […]

How LIFT Went Digital: Keeping Families Safe In Times of Crisis

This week, LIFT announced that with the safety of our families, staff and volunteers as our top priority, our physical office spaces will temporarily closed. However, thanks to the tireless work of our national and regional program teams, we nimbly transitioned our entire programming online. Here’s how. How innovation prepared LIFT to make a quick […]

An Update From LIFT: A Moment of Mwe

Dear LIFTers, Across America, parents of all incomes will juggle childcare challenges, changes to their work, and general uncertainty. But, public health crises are not equitable. Parents living in poverty will face greater struggles to secure childcare, maintain employment, stay on track with bill payments, buy groceries, or pay for healthcare during this emergency. These immediate challenges can […]

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LIFT-Chicago’s Holiday Family Celebration

LIFT Chicago’s annual holiday party was a big success! Spending the evening with our LIFT families, as well as LIFT staff and coaches, was so much fun and a great chance to get to know our families outside of our regular coaching meetings at our office. The event took place at Bronzeville’s Renaissance Collaborative, which […]

LIFT-New York interview by Univision

LIFT-New York Program Coordinator Felix Alarcon sat down with Univision to discuss the free services that LIFT provides to Bronx parents. Watch now:

The Biebers x LIFT-Los Angeles x Inner-City Arts

“Curated by Justin and Hailey Bieber, proceeds from this auction benefit two organizations helping families in need this holiday season – LIFT Los Angeles and Inner-City Arts. LIFT is a national nonprofit organization working to break the cycle of poverty for families and Inner-City Arts uses arts education to positively affect the lives of underserved […]

Anastasia’s Journey With LIFT-Chicago: Podcast Episode

In this podcast interview, you’ll learn more about LIFT Parent Anastasia! Through a conversation with her coach Katie, Anastasia walks us through how she discovered LIFT, what she’s accomplished with her coach by her side, and her dreams for her children and family.

The Power of Coaching In New York: Mariela’s Story

Like most moms, Mariela’s got big dreams for her family. Her two daughters want to be a doctor and a dentist when they grow up, and her son Sebastian loves dinosaurs, so it looks like paleontology is in his future. She wants her family to be safe, healthy, financially secure – all reasonable (and not […]

Opening Her Own Business: A Conversation With LIFT-LA Parent Dominga

Dominga first joined LIFT in 2016 when she came to our offices in search of an organization that could help her, her husband, and her kids Carlos (15), Valeria (11) and Mia (6) get back onto stable ground. She initially came to LIFT for assistance in securing subsidized public transportation and connections to food banks, […]

In Her Own Words: A Letter From LIFT-DC Parent Ismane

Dear LIFTer, My name is Ismane and I am from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I am the proud mother of four beautiful children: Edwina, 25; Kanzley, 23; Jessica, 18; and Ahri, 6. Being a mother to my children has been the greatest honor of my life. My children are smart, kind, loving, and my family wants what […]