LIFT is a growing movement to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the United States. The program's mission is to alleviate poverty in DC and the United States as a whole by engaging the nation's college students in this effort. LIFT recruits and trains a diverse corps of undergraduates who make a rigorous and sustained commitment to service while in school. This volunteer corps operates a national network of service centers, where they work side by side with low-income individuals and their families to:
In DC at LIFT's Perry School Office, more than 900 clients received support from LIFT during the program year in 2009. Additionally, in March 2010, LIFT opened a satellite site in DC's Columbia Heights neighborhood that offers client service to individuals and families that primarily speak Spanish, and there's a THEARC satellite site on Mississippi Avenue. On a national level, more than 30,000 clients and their families have been served in LIFT's more than 10-year history. Currently, LIFT has offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
**There is a need for Spanish and Vietnamese speakers.**