Public, Society Benefit

Leaders Innovators & Forward Thinkers of Tomorrow (LIFTT-NSBE Jr)

aka LIFTT Inc.

Oakland, CA

Mission

The mission of LIFTT Inc. is to provide STEM education services to elementary, middle, and high school students for the purpose of building their capacity to handle academic rigor, workforce demands, and professional responsibilities to ensure their success in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

LIFTT Inc. seeks to accomplish the following in children and youth through its programs and services: 1) to cultivate intrinsic motivation, 2) to foster academic excellence, and 3) to develop professional and business acumen for the workforce and entrepreneurial pursuits.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDERS - Drs. Chris & NNeka Harrison

Dr. Chris Harrison is Co-Founder / CEO of LIFTT Inc. and Chapter Advisor of the LIFTT-NSBE Jr. He is known as a passionate educator who is committed to raising the bar for the delivery of quality education and youth development services. Over a 18-year span, Dr. Chris Harrison has developed expertise as a classroom teacher, researcher, educational administrator, curriculum developer, and professional development trainer. As a TELS (Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science) Research Fellow, he studied the role of educational leadership, school policy, and professional development in scaling up technology-enhanced learning materials in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to make it more accessible to diverse learning populations.

He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, two Master's degrees in Math/Science Education and Educational Leadership, and a teaching certificate in Math/Science education all from Mills College. Dr. Harrison also earned a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from Morehouse College. Dr. Chris Harrison has co-authored and published several articles related to teacher professional development, math/science education, and school reform.


As Co-Founder / COO of LIFTT Inc. and Chapter Advisor of the LIFTT-NSBE Jr., Dr. NNeka Harrison is committed to leading with vision, dedication, and a determination to champion the cause for education and home-school-community partnerships. She is a dedicated wife, mother, educator, and motivator who understands the importance of building sustainable parent, school, and community partnerships. She is a former social service provider and family counselor. Over the past 16 years, Dr. NNeka Harrison has consulted with school districts and community-based agencies on areas related to home-school partnerships, early childhood development, parental involvement, social-emotional development, and violence prevention.

Dr. NNeka Harrison currently holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership in Early Childhood from Mills College. She also has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Clark-Atlanta University. Dr. NNeka Harrison and her husband, Dr. Chris Harrison, are co-authors of a book titled, How to Help Your Child Achieve Academic Success in School: Educating Your Child During the Elementary, Middle, and High School Years.

Ruling Year

2015

Co-Founder

Dr. Christopher Harrison

Co-Founder

Dr. NNeka Harrison

Main Address

1300 Clay St Ste 600

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

Keywords

lifttinc, leaders innovators and forward thinkers of tomorrow, stem education

EIN

45-1747645

 Number

2392166574

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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The vision of Leaders, Innovators, and Forward Thinkers of Tomorrow (LIFTT Inc.) is to create the next generation of leaders, innovators, and forward thinkers of tomorrow in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

LIFTT Inc. seeks to achieve its vision for children and youth through its programs and services: 1) to cultivate intrinsic motivation, 2) to foster academic excellence, and 3) to develop professional and business acumen for the workforce and entrepreneurial pursuits.

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