VIDEO: LIFT Orlando – Transforming the Communities of West Lakes

LIFT Orlando joined the Purpose Built Communities Network in 2015. Their focus area is called the Communities of West Lakes, which sits adjacent to the Orlando Citrus Bowl in west Orlando. Since their initial formation by a group of committed business leaders in 2012, they have made great strides implementing the Purpose Built Communities Model, including parts of a cradle-to-college education pipeline, commencing construction on new mixed-income housing, working with important institutional partners to create access to community wellness programs and facilities, all in an effort to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty. This short film highlights the progress they have made to date.