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
*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.
What UpTogether Members are Saying
“I know the value of people coming together and in that survival mode, you’re isolated, you’re alone. When you stay isolated, you don’t get as much knowledge as you get from being in a community. And that’s the thing, UpTogether provides a community.”
Pamela K., UpTogether Member
“Caring communities drive people to come together. Organizations like church or UpTogether provide that investment, I think, that building of community to me. I think that’s the outgrowth of love. I think all of us need that feeling of community. It makes it so much easier to tackle life when you feel you’ve got a team on your side.”
Roger D., UpTogether Member