ALL FAMILIES DESERVE A BETTER FUTURE –
NO MATTER THEIR RACE, ETHNICITY, OR ZIP CODE

THIS IS WHY WE LIFT.

Poverty, like wealth, is passed down from generation to generation. And decades of racial inequity and underinvestment in our communities have kept families trapped in a cycle.

Our mission is to break that cycle by investing in parents. We build families’ well-being, financial strength, and social connections to lift two generations at once.

An investment of HOPE. MONEY. AND LOVE.

HOPE

Our program addresses the trauma of poverty, inspires possibility, and increases well-being as parents transform dreams into achievable goals. Sixty-five percent of LIFT parents report reduced levels of stress within three months.

MONEY

Our integrated finance, education, and career coaching builds pathways to financial stability and mobility. We also provide direct cash as an investment in families. Ninety-four percent of LIFT parents improve their finances within three months.

LOVE

Relationships matter. Through our program, parents have the opportunity to grow their professional network and form a community with other LIFT families. Ninety-five percent of parents build trusting relationships during their first three months at LIFT.

  • THE WASHINGTONS,
    LIFT-CHICAGO

    "The best thing about having a consistent coach is that they can help you along the way and see your progress. I’m learning how to focus on myself so I can then focus on my kids to help them with their future."

    92%

    of parents at LIFT made progress toward their career, financial, or education goals in the past year. 

  • MARIELA, LIFT-NEW YORK

    "I had to plan out my future, I had to make sure I had a goal to make sure I give my child the best. I was tired of living paycheck after paycheck. LIFT asked me: 'What is your goal? What do you want?' It wasn’t about the program – it was about me."

    91%

    of parents believe they can turn to LIFT in a time of need.

  • DOMINGA, LIFT-LOS ANGELES

    “My coach Gema said to me, ‘Do you want to go to school?’ And I said, ‘Me, even now as an adult? In school?’ And that was a moment that I’ll never forget. I never thought that I would see myself with a backpack going to class. That was my first memory [with LIFT], and my kids would say, ‘Mom, you’re going to school? How are you going to school?’”

    100%

    of parents feel that they are treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect at LIFT. 

  • Ismane, LIFT-DC

    "What I have gained from my experience with LIFT has made all the hard times worth it. Having a coach to collaborate with and keep me accountable gave me the time and the motivation to focus on my long-term goals, master time management, and complete my education."

    59%

    of parents reported increased self-efficacy after as little as three months in our program.

How We Lift

  • LIFT Partners With Parents

    • Parents know what’s best for their families. With support from a trained LIFT coach, they design a plan tailored to their family's needs. Parents discover LIFT through our trusted partnerships with community colleges and early childcare centers, and through parent-to-parent referrals. All of our services are completely free and available in English and Spanish.

  • PARENTS WORK TOWARD THEIR GOALS

    • Using action plans created together with their coaches, parents break down their long-term goals (like becoming a nurse assistant), into short-term action steps (like applying to college or securing financial aid) that keep them on the path to success.

  • LIFT PROVIDES CASH, CONNECTIONS, AND COMMUNITY

    • LIFT’s Family Goal Fund provides $150 direct cash payments every three months to parents in our program to reduce stress and empower them to reach their goals.

      Turning their dreams into reality requires more than financial know-how — parents need social support. That's why LIFT helps parents build community at educational workshops, luncheons, special events, and other family-friendly celebrations. These gatherings help eliminate the isolation parents might be feeling and create opportunities to learn about job openings, workshops, or funds to start a business.

  • Families Break The Cycle

    • Through their own hard work – and with LIFT's support – parents create greater financial stability, career opportunities, and set their families up for success. They have obtained college degrees, purchased homes, paid off credit card debt, built child savings accounts, and started their own businesses — all proven factors of a better future for their children.

THE TIME IS NOW.
LET'S LIFT TOGETHER.

We're counting on your support to break the cycle of poverty and help parents create a better future. Be a part of the movement.