Breaking the poverty cycle by investing in families in U.S.

LIFT
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Chicago, Los Angeles, D.C., and New York (USA)
Chicago, Los Angeles, D.C., and New York (USA)
LIFT
LIFT
Low-income families
Low-income families

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Millions of families in the U.S. are living in poverty – including 1 in 7 children. LIFT works through direct investment in parents, through financial, educational and employment support, to ultimately support children in need for years to come.

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Founded in 1998, LIFT is a national nonprofit headquartered in D.C. with sites across the U.S. LIFT’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty by investing in parents. LIFT’s one-on-one coaching program empowers parents to set and achieve goals – such as going back to school, improving credit, eliminating debt, or securing a living wage – that put their families on the path to economic mobility. LIFT advocates policy that centers the voices of low-income families and partners with health systems, colleges, and local and national governments to deliver services across the country
 

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Oriana Ponta

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