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LIFT-Chicago

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: October 23, 2012, 5:38 PM

Description

LIFT is a growing movement to combat poverty and expand opportunity for all people in the United States.

LIFT-Chicago engages trained volunteers – mostly dedicated and talented college students – to become advocates for underserved 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 critical services like childcare and legal assistance. Simultaneously, the LIFT experience pushes volunteers to grapple with Chicago's most challenging issues related to poverty, race, inequality, and policy. LIFT-Chicago is part of a growing national movement – besides Chicago, LIFT runs centers in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington,DC.

Currently LIFT-Chicago operates two resource centers in the greater Chicago area. We partner closely with Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and DePaul University in addition to numerous social service organizations, schools, and government entities. LIFT-Chicago is in the mindset of substantial expansion efforts.

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  • Social Justice Advocate: Volunteer with LIFT Chicago - Volunteer Opportunity

    Last updated:
    July 22, 2014
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    Description:
    What is LIFT? LIFT's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We have offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York,...
  • Social Justice Internship- LIFT Chicago - Internship

    Last updated:
    July 22, 2014
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    Description:
    What is LIFT? LIFT's mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. LIFT recruits and trains a diverse corps of advocates (vol...

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Website:
http://www.liftcommunities.org/chicago
Phone:
773-303-0700
Fax:
773-303-0702
Address:
4554 N. Broadway #329, Chicago, IL, 60640, US
Date Founded:
2000

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