Lifting Voices

Lifting Voices is a nonprofit, grassroots organization which helps young people discover and share their voices in order to grow, find joy, and accomplish change. Lifting Voices conducts writing workshops, gathers oral history on contemporary social issues, and provides youth perspectives to policy makers and the community as a whole. Our vision is that the words of young people will heal, inspire, and instruct families, communities, and people in power.

Lifting Voices
P.O. Box 11477
Washington, DC 20008
United States
202-338-1934
http://www.liftingvoices.org

Executive Director

Reba Elliott

Management Team

Reba Elliott, Lenore Champagne

Board of Directors

Alfonso Wright, Anna Habib, Hebah Saddique, Maria Velazquez, Miya Cain, Myca Ferrer, Reba Elliott, Roshan Paul, Sarah E. Baker, Reba Elliott, Lenore Champagne

Mission

Lifting Voices is a nonprofit, grassroots organization which helps young people discover and share their voices in order to grow, find joy, and accomplish change. Lifting Voices conducts writing workshops, gathers oral history on contemporary social issues, and provides youth perspectives to policy makers and the community as a whole. Our vision is that the words of young people will heal, inspire, and instruct families, communities, and people in power.

Programs

A lack of social capital around the thinking of young people in under-served communities has led to poor critical thinking skills there. We take two steps to solve this problem. First, we facilitate writing workshops. Second, we create workshop markets. The writing workshops help grow young people's critical thinking skills through writing projects. The workshop markets are places of exchange where young people sell their projects to community members to create long-term value.

Statistics on Lifting Voices

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $103,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $103,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, foundations, income-generating projects, contributions of labor
  • Religious Affiliation: none