Forty-three million people lived in poverty in the U.S. in 2015. One in five of them were children. We know children born to low-income parents tend to remain in the bottom quintile of household income throughout their lives. And fewer than five percent reach the top income bracket, the lowest rate of social mobility in decades.
Over nearly two decades, we have learned that focusing on financial strength alone is not enough. LIFT provides a holistic approach that helps build parents’ and caregivers’ personal well-being, social connections and financial strength.