Our Approach

Lift To Rise convenes residents, organizations, and community leaders to collaborate for the benefit of everyone who calls the Coachella Valley home. The result of this work is a better alignment of our collective effort and resources with the voices and aspirations of residents to improve outcomes across our entire community.

We are driven by the defining economic and environmental conditions that residents face:

  • Nearly half of all Coachella Valley residents live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level.

  • Nearly 60% of all Coachella Valley residents are rent burdened. 

  • More than a third of Coachella Valley children experience poor health outcomes.

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Lift To Rise works closely with cross-sector organizations engaged in neighborhood-level work in Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) to accomplish the following in an ongoing cycle:

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Lift to Rise also works across the Coachella Valley to catalyze grassroots organizations, institutions, and systems to shift their attention and activities toward mutually reinforced solutions in an ongoing cycle:


Lift To Rise is comprised of several working groups (CANs), each with a specific role and focus. These groups communicate and collaborate with one another to move the work of systems change forward.

Our CANs use a framework of rapid improvement cycles in which we identify key, measurable performance measures and outcomes to create ongoing learning toward achieving results.

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Data underlies our entire approach. We use local data to identify gaps by race, gender and other demographics to understand the needs of the most marginalized and vulnerable residents and to design strategies to effectively target intervention. Partnerships use these findings as evidence to make decisions in real time, improve and scale practices and target resources to support what works.

Lift To Rise partners are currently developing a multi-year action plan, which will mobilize our partnerships and propel us towards achieving results work toward better results.

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Housing Stability

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Mental Health