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The Coachella Valley in eastern Riverside County is a study in dichotomy. It is a region of extraordinary beauty and extensive natural resources, a favorite gathering spot for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Unfortunately, for more than half of valley residents — the very same ones who make this such a beautiful place — life is a constant struggle to make ends meet.

Lift To Rise is a research and action partnership boldly advancing a future where all Coachella Valley families are healthy, stable, and thriving.

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Building toward a more inclusive, equitable future for all requires working together in unprecedented ways. Lift To Rise is borne from a deep sense of urgency and an unfettered commitment to the belief that the Coachella Valley, is a place where the sun rises for everyone.

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Our collective impact approach draws from all corners of the community we call home. Partners work together to build evidence-based solutions that drive measurable improvements in the lives we live. We use data to measure progress, identify deficiencies, and insure sensitivity to ongoing and emerging needs. These tools help tell our story.

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"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”

- Thomas Merton