Work with students

We need caring adults to connect with and support our elementary and high school students during weekly programs. Elementary schoolers meet on Thursday evenings for a program called Power Up, and high schoolers meet on Tuesday evenings for a program called Level Up. As a volunteer, you can help us facilitate discussion, supervise activities, and model healthy relationships! Send an email to, introduce yourself, and let us know which program you're interested in.

Provide meals

Our students share a family-style meal each week as a way of cultivating community. Help us out by providing dinner for 15 to 25 students on Tuesday evenings for our high schoolers, and if you'd like, you can even stick around and eat with us! Individuals, families, and small groups can sign up for one meal, or join our monthly rotation. Email Ginny at with questions or to sign up.


We are seriously grateful for our donors. We operate on a small budget, so every dollar actively changes the lives of our East Side youth, funding programs that open doors and pave smoother paths. If you'd like your support to go even further, consider donating on a monthly basis. This helps us keep our financials healthy and predictable. Click the big red button in the corner!

Amazon Smile

When you support us on Amazon Smile, a small percentage of every purchase gets donated to us. Simply visit and select The Lift as your charity of choice.

Join our online community

Even if you don't live in the neighborhood, you can still be a part of the work we're doing and the community we're building. Stay in touch through Facebook and Instagram, and remember to sign up for our newsletter!