Community Partners

UpLift is grateful for the community organizations they have engaged with. These organizations have been instrumental in helping spread awareness about the project, as well as providing advertising, marketing, translation and interpretation services, and benefits counseling. UpLift’s purpose is to find the most effective ways to address poverty and move individuals and families from surviving to thriving.

UpLift has engaged numerous community partners including:

¡Al Éxito!

Black Women 4 Healthy Living

Broadlawns Medical Center

By Degrees Foundation

Children and Families of Iowa

Des Moines Public Schools

Disability Rights Iowa

Des Moines Area Religious Council

Drake Head Start

Early Childhood Iowa



Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families

EveryStep Care & Supportive Services

Genesis Youth Foundation

Grace Fitness



IMPACT Community Action Partnership

International Marketing Communications

Iowa Black Doula Collective

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice

ISU Extension

Lutheran Services in Iowa

New Opportunities, Inc.

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

One Iowa

Primary Health Care, Inc.

Proteus, Inc.

Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa

Raine Recruiting and Job Rides

Short Years Partnership

Sweet Tooth Farms

Urban Dreams

Young Women’s Resource Center