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Let’s Change Systems

At UpTogether, we recognize that poverty is created by systems, rooted in racism and perpetuated by false views of people society considers “poor.” As a result, many people experiencing poverty and other financial hardships find it difficult to move ahead. And it’s intentional.

That’s why our bold goal is to change policies, systems, and underlying beliefs so that all people in the United States are seen and invested in for their strengths and are able to build power, reinforce their autonomy, and drive their own economic and social mobility.

But we can’t do it alone. 

If you want to help us in this critical work, join the movement and become an UpTogether member today!

What UpTogether Members Can Do to Help Change Systems

Connect with Others

Find, join or create a group on UpTogether Connect to exchange resources, ideas, support and mobilize to bring change to your community.

Groups are based on your interests. Members have created local community groups, groups for moms, prayer groups, groups for those interested in music and concerts and many more. 

UpTogether learns from UpTogether Connect groups about how people support others in their community.

Take Surveys

Take surveys to show how community, cash and choice help individuals and families experiencing financial hardship accomplish their goals and improve their overall well-being. 

UpTogether uses the survey findings to help prove the case that philanthropy and government need to invest more in people, not programs.

Share Stories

Share stories about your life and your community to help change the narrative and debunk false beliefs about people experiencing financial hardship. 

UpTogether works with you to amplify your story in the media, on social media, videos and other platforms.

Get Access to Cash*

Get access to cash offers from our funding partners.

Offers are not guaranteed and are shared with members when money is available and they meet eligibility requirements such as city or household income. True to our approach, members may use the cash offer however they choose and don’t have to pay it back.

UpTogether learns how the investment made a difference to you and your community, and uses this information as additional evidence to prove the case that philanthropy and government need to invest more in people, not programs.

 *Accepting a cash offer from UpTogether may impact your public benefits and state and local income taxes. Please speak with your case manager and/or a qualified tax professional if you have questions about whether money from an offer will affect you.

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