LIFT – New York

LIFT – New York
Organization Name:
LIFT – New York
Primary Address 1:
349 East 149th Street, Suite 500
Primary Address City:
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Other Locations 1:
1420 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

LIFT-Los Angeles
1910 Magnolia Ave., Suite 404
Los Angeles, CA 90007

128 M St. NW, Suite 335
Washington, DC 20001
Long Organization Description:

LIFT is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering families to break the cycle of poverty. By fostering relationships between low-income parents (members) and dedicated volunteers (advocates), we help families build the strong personal, social and financial foundations to secure immediate, critical needs and to achieve long-term goals and aspirations.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(347) 584-4010
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Unique Brathwaite – Executive Director of LIFT-New York; Kirsten Lodal – CEO & Co-founder of LIFT
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
4-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
Financial empowerment coaching, where families are assigned LIFT advocates who will work with them over the course of a year to provide tools and resources to identify financial goals and action steps in order to meet those goals.
Community members (approx.):
200 members are served every month at LIFT-New York
Number of staff/employees:
Annual Budget:
Year Started:
LIFT-New York has been serving low-income families and caregivers since 1999.
Major Funders:
America Forward, The Aspen Institute, Feedback Labs, Corporation for National & Community Service
Organization Type:
About the Organization:
At LIFT, we believe in relationships. Building strong relationships requires that we recruit the best and the brightest talent to our team. Learn more about the passionate people who make LIFTing their work.
Latest Project:
LIFT-New York has been working with Single Stop USA and continuing our coaching program designed to create actionable family goals and strategies to achieve them including increasing savings & reducing debt, finding high-quality educational opportunities and securing jobs that can provide more economic stability.
Areas Served:
Bronx, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C
Core Programs:
LIFT-New York offers personal, social and financial programs to assist members (parents they serve) and advocates (dedicated volunteers) to build a relationship that is rooted in dignity and respect.
Major Issues:
Employment, Food Assistance Programs (SNAP/WIC/EBT), Anti-Poverty
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#LIFTNY #LIFT4Good #2gen #poverty
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