My job title is Site Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member. I have been in this position since July 2012.

My work involves training volunteers, mostly whom are college students, to work one-on-one with low-income community members to help them find jobs, housing, and other resources. At the same time time, this allows our students to grapple with issues of poverty and inequality.
What I like about my job is getting to work with so many different people-- our clients and volunteers are inspiring! I enjoy working on many different projects.

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LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty.

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Leo from Chicago, IL

Worked as a school security guard for 17yrs. Now I need a cane to walk through life securely

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Joy from Chicago, IL

I'm fighting to get back on my feet and I need a coat and boots to move past Chicago's winter

Right now I only have a light jacket. I know that having a winter coat and boots will help keep me healthy and motivated to keep moving forward. More

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Alice from Chicago, IL

After 32yrs of homelessness, I've finally got an apartment of my own; now I need furniture.

I need furniture so I have somewhere to sleep & somewhere to put my belongings. This will help me sleep better & have more energy to find a job. More

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I'm a single mom eager to start working. I need summer child care to make it happen!

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