Lifting Our kids

Lifting Our Community

Lift Eastbrook is a nonprofit afterschool program which focuses on literacy improvement, whole child development and spiritual nurture.

(765) 667-2636

Lift staff, board members, students and families are mourning the passing of Jerry Cramer, our friend and partner in the mission of Lift. Jerry has been involved in some capacity with Lift since it’s beginning because he wholeheartedly believed in the work that Lift does for the children in our community. Jerry served as Treasurer of the board of Directors, was a faithful reading volunteer, prayed for Lift staff and students, assisted in fundraising for Lift in many ways, and was always eager to do whatever needed to be done to help this small nonprofit succeed. Jerry did everything with excellence and honesty, and he expected the same from those around him. He had strong opinions about everything from how a fundraising letter should be folded to how Lift should operate during a pandemic, and we listened because he was also wise. We will miss Jerry and all he meant to each of us. We are thankful to God for the encouragement that his faith in Christ gave to so many. Even though we are grieving, we do so as people rejoicing in the promise of Jerry’s eternal life through Jesus Christ!   Livestream of Jerry’s memorial service    Jerry Cramer Obituary

Message from director

Literacy
Is Essential.

We believe that literacy is a key component to a strong and thriving community. Every child deserves the gift of reading, but some children need extra layers of support to unwrap that gift. Lift provides the needed structure and support to help build literacy in our students and positively impact our community for generations to come.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Our Mission

Lift Eastbrook is an Afterschool program which focuses on literacy improvement, whole child development, and spiritual nurture.

Our Vision

Lifting Our Kids, Lifting Our Community

400

Average 400 books read each week at Lift

94%

94% of students enrolled in Lift grew in reading skills

253

36 kids 5 staff 30+ volunteers

253 children served since 2014

Our Framework

We believe that literacy is a key component to a strong and thriving community. Every child deserves the gift of reading.

The Gift of Literacy

The gift of literacy opens the door to success in life! Be a part of the change that is happening through the work of Lift. By volunteering and giving, you can have the joy of participating in community work that matters. God is using ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Grant County children and families!