All families deserve a better future – whatever their race, ethnicity, or zip code. But financial resources, like the lack thereof, are passed down from generation to generation, and decades of racial inequity and underinvestment have kept some families trapped in poverty. LIFT-DC's mission is to break the cycle by investing in parents. Its holistic, one-on-one coaching helps build families’ well-being, financial strength, and social connections to lift two generations at once. Parents discover LIFT through trusted partnerships like community colleges and early childcare centers and through parent-to-parent referrals. Using action plans created with their coaches and wraparound supports like direct cash assistance, parents set and achieve goals like going back to school, improving credit, eliminating debt, or securing a living wage. Since 2001, over 10,000 LIFT-DC parents have achieved greater financial stability and put their families on the path to economic mobility.