our mission

In Chicago, there are over 1.2M people who live below the poverty line. LiftUp is committed to harnessing the talent of the underemployed. Our company is focused on stabilizing the lives of our employees by providing wraparound services that will help accelerate their pursuit of building individual wealth.

about us

LiftUp is a for profit social enterprise that provides cleaning, landscaping, and painting services in Chicago. By focusing on both economic and social outcomes, LiftUp is accelerating the stability and mobility of individuals in low-income communities.  

OUR MODEL:  employees first

Our holistic approach is to first create a liveable job that offers: basic healthcare benefits, training, and a fair and engaging workplace. Second, we wraparound social services for the well-being of our employees from TRP, Legal Aid Chicago and other social service providers.

our advisors

Chris Abbinante

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Robert Adducci

Founder, Adducci Partners Ltd.

Sarah Bradley

Board of Directors, The Resurrection Project

Anjanette Brown

CFO, The Resurrection Project

Matthew Burnham

Managing Partner, DragonFly Group LLC.

Justine Fedak

Co-Founder & Principal at Instant Impact Group LLC

Sunil Garg

Global Lead for Energy Solutions, Uptake

Erik Hammer

Principal, Alumni Venture Group

Peter J. Holton

Managing Director, Caber Hill Advisors

David M. Hunt

VP/Financial Advisor, Bernstein, Chicago

Gregg Latterman

Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management

Reid Litowitz

Chief of Staff, VelocityEHS

Jessica Rabie

Project Lead/Strategy, Crown Family Philanthropies

Michael Slaby

Head of Mission, Timshel

Matt Spiegel

EVP Marketing Solutions, TransUnion

Kristin Carlson Vogen

Senior Director of Philanthropic Services, Chicago Community Trust

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1805 S. Paulina St.

Chicago, IL 60608

312 . 731 . 3742

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