Following the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty last year, we welcomed the inaugural cohort of Shriver AmeriCorps Fellows, in partnership with A Woman’s Nation, at LIFT sites to further realize Sargent Shriver’s vision: Americans engaged in service to their fellow citizens, working together to build pathways to prosperity.
In LIFT’s regional offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., Shriver AmeriCorps Fellows enable LIFT to recruit thousands of volunteers and more effectively track its community impact. The Shriver AmeriCorps Fellows are on the front lines helping to build program and development processes to support LIFT’s efforts over the long-term. These capacity-building activities ensure that low-income families that are LIFT Members are getting solutions for real issues they face — issues like hunger, homelessness, health care, and unemployment. The Shriver Corps serves as a beacon for the national service movement – making a cultural statement about the role of service in helping families access economic opportunity and achieve lasting success.
The Shriver Corps is a collaboration between: