LIFT is a growing movement to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the United States. We envision a day when all people in our country will have the opportunity to achieve economic security and pursue their aspirations. Since LIFT's founding, over 5,000 volunteers have served more than 30,000 individuals and families, helping them find jobs, secure safe and stable housing, make ends meet through public benefits and tax credits, and use the resources in their community. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience has pushed volunteers to grapple with our country's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy.
By 2014, our goal is that 10,000 LIFT volunteers will have advanced 100,000 clients on their path toward economic security and personal success, and that our nation will recommit to ending domestic poverty and ensuring that all people are able to realize the American dream.