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LIFT-Boston, a local nonprofit, and a team of UMass Boston Public Policy PhD students, have engaged in a collaborative problem identification and goal setting focused on the effectiveness of LIFT’s unique service delivery model. LIFT uses volunteer advocates and a goal-oriented process with no eligibility criteria to assist clients in distress. Our study aims to help LIFT discover how their approach affects their clients’ well-being.


LIFT Boston: Maicharia Weir Lytle and Tim Potsaid; Department of Public Policy And Public Affairs, Faculty Advisor: Michael P. Johnson; Associate Professor; Second Year Public Policy PhD Students: Tanya Stepasiuk, Bukola Usidame, Ryan Whalen, Ryan Kling, Lisa Kalimon, Ryan McLane, and Ana Maria Sanchez.

Presented as part of the poster showcase at the Office of Community Partnerships' Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium on April 10, 2013 at UMass Boston.