Thursday, July 1, 2021

LIFTing Families From Generational Cycles of Poverty

From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

LIFT, a national organization focused on breaking generational cycles of poverty, began a pilot project to deliver more services remotely in early 2020. Little did LIFT leaders realize that that model would have to instantly grow into its main delivery system just weeks later when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. LIFT CEO Michelle Rhone-Collins spoke to Spotlight recently about the organization’s experience during the pandemic, the lessons LIFT learned, and her “skeptical optimism” that the country as a whole has learned more about how to help families find more opportunity and prosperity. The interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

See the interview here