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The Coachella Valley in eastern Riverside County is a complex region with extraordinary beauty and extensive natural resources, and is 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 sustain this beautiful place — life is a constant struggle to make ends meet.

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 mission

Lift to Rise mobilizes community and institutional leaders to collaboratively solve the underlying causes of poverty and inequality.

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Over the past three years, the work of Lift To Rise has grown from a philosophical commitment of a handful of local leaders to a dynamic cross-sector collaboration intended to transform the landscape of opportunity for everyone who calls the Coachella Valley home.

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"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.

On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

- Arundhati Roy