LIFT is a growing movement to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the United States. LIFT's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. It is working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in the country's fight against poverty. LIFT currently runs centers staffed by trained volunteers in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, to serve low-income individuals and families.
LIFT clients and volunteers work one-on-one to find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and obtain quality referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience pushes volunteers to grapple with our country's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy. Since LIFT's founding, more than 6,000 volunteers have served more than 40,000 individuals and families.