Jacksonville, FL

LIFT JAX’s mission is to eradicate generational poverty in Jacksonville. After extensive study and analysis, we decided to partner with resident leaders to begin our work in one neighborhood: Jacksonville’s Eastside.

Who We Are

We are a cross-sector group of leaders that represent the Eastside, the business community, nonprofits, and philanthropic partners. We are committed to working hand-in-hand with neighborhood leaders.


The Eastside — OutEast — is located less than a mile from downtown, nestled between the Springfield neighborhood to the west, JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal to the east, and the sports and entertainment district to the south. Widely considered to be one of Jacksonville’s most important historically African-American neighborhoods, the Eastside was home to noteworthy sites, including the Boylan Haven School for Girls, which served girls from prominent African-American families, Brewster Hospital, the first hospital for African-Americans in the city, and Mother Midway A.M.E. Church which, organized in 1865, is the oldest A.M.E. congregation in Florida.