UPLIFT Chatham is committed to ending poverty in Chatham County, NC through building a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

By raising awareness and partnering with other organizations to deliver an evidenced-based model that bundles and sequences key services in a single location, we can dramatically improve outcomes for low-income individuals and families.

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VISION

UPLIFT Chatham is committed to creating a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

By partnering with other organizations to deliver an evidence-based, integrated service delivery model that bundles and sequences key services (income supports, education/career, financial), we can improve self-sufficiency outcomes by three to four times.

History

In 2013, UPLIFT Chatham began offering a curriculum-based program in Pittsboro with half of the participants from the Siler City area. It aimed to empower those living in poverty to reach their goals and obtain financial self-sufficiency.

OUR TEAM

John Moore, Executive Director
Pat Stucke, Program Director
Kristin Wilson, Project Director
Marianne McIver, Coach

Board of Directors
Pat Stucke
Karen Foust
Marianne McIver
Norma Bryant
Karen Wolfe
George Mills

get involved

how you can help

Make a donation


UPLIFT Chatham operates through the generosity of its donors, efficiently achieving our mission by utilizing many dedicated volunteers.

We welcome all donations big and small in our effort to end poverty in Chatham County, NC.

Individuals


We’d love for you to join our efforts. As a volunteer run organization, we have several important ways you can get involved from assisting with our poverty simulations to strategic planning.

If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, please contact us at info@UPLIFTchatham.org
919-533-7533

Organizations


We’re excited about partnering with other organizations who offer services that align with the following core service areas: income supports, education and career advancement, and financial literacy and asset building.

If your organization is interested in learning more about the possibility of collaborating, please contact us at info@UPLIFTchatham.org
919-533-7533

By the numbers
Poverty Simulations
1
Simulation participants
900
Families served
1

Poverty Awareness Day

UPLIFT Chatham delivers poverty awareness workshops throughout the year to various organizations for a fee.  UPLIFT also periodically offers a community Poverty Awareness Day open to all for a small suggested donation.

The workshops consist of two inspiring parts: 

Perspectives on Poverty invites you to a conversation on the scope of poverty in Chatham County and how individuals and organizations can work together to help financially vulnerable people become self-sufficient.

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is an immersive role-play learning experience that gives participants an opportunity to experience poverty firsthand through the eyes of the real people who have lived life facing its challenges.

The next community Poverty Awareness Day is not yet scheduled.  If you’re interesting in participating, please click below and we will notify you when a date is set.