When parents are empowered to pursue their dreams, their children are better prepared to lead healthy, successful lives. This belief is at the core of LIFT-DC, which helps low-income parents with young children to achieve economic mobility. Here’s how it works: families first hear about the program through trusted early childhood education providers. Members (parents) are then matched with coaches (highly trained Master of Social Work student interns), who work with them to break down goals into concrete action plans, complemented by holistic support and resources. From connections to healthcare and food assistance, to one-on-one financial coaching and career development, these services improve financial stability – and equip parents to provide a better future for their children. Since 2000, 8,000 LIFT-DC members have made significant gains on their road out of poverty. Let’s give our neighbors the lift they deserve.