As Program Director of LIFT-Los Angeles, Araceli manages all program delivery and member services. She will supervise a diverse team of program staff members, fellows and volunteers while developing and strengthening partnerships with community partners. In her role, she will help develop, guide and implement program activities that will meet the organization’s goals.
Araceli LIFTs because she knows firsthand what poverty feels and looks like. As a LIFTer, she is committed to doing her part to ensure that her children’s children will not experience poverty.
Before coming to LIFT, Araceli managed a home visiting program for pregnant women and infants. The “Welcome Baby” program focused on strengthening parent-child relationships, increasing breastfeeding education, linking families to local resources and reducing postpartum depression. Prior to “Welcome Baby,” Araceli managed a child abuse prevention home visiting program, which focused on strengthening families and reducing risk of child abuse/neglect.