The LIFT Conference started as an idea of the Richter Center Ambassadors at Fresno State.  The Ambassadors are student leaders who volunteer their time to promote and support the campus culture of service at Fresno State.  They also work with three other student teams–the SERVE Committee (who plan one day service events), the Reflection Facilitators (who lead reflection activities for Fresno State students engaged in service), and the Alternative Break Team Leaders (who coordinate week long service projects for teams of students).  Together, the four groups make up the Richter Center Student Leaders (RCSL).

The members of RCSL value the opportunity to connect with other students who share a passion for service.  And they began to wonder about the impact of connecting with even more service-minded students throughout the state.  Could the group’s collective skills, innovations, leadership, passion, etc. be harnessed to transform our state?

Thus, the LIFT Conference was born to bring together student service leaders from throughout the state, with the aim of developing a network of service leaders that could be called upon for support, learning, and growth.

The first LIFT Conference was held in 2018, and we are excited to continue this event in November 2020 as a virtual event.

We hope you’ll join us!