Uplift Education Fall Festivities

As the weather drops and the leaves begin to brown, campuses across the Uplift Education host annual fall festivals, each with their own unique flair! Uplift Summit International Preparatory hosted their 8th International Fall Festival which had a phenomenal turnout of parents, scholars, and community volunteers. The purpose of the International Festival was to encourage […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Collin Plowden


Uplift Summit scholar, Collin Plowden, has been selected for the Congressional Youth Advisory Council and is one of the youngest members in the group. The freshman applied for the council and was selected by the office of Congressman Marc Veasey. Collin applied with the help of Maggie Braun, Uplift Summit’s ninth grade theater teacher. Ms. […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Leslie Eguizabal


Uplift Heights scholar Leslie Eguizabal secured her first internship this summer. The junior applied for the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program and was hired by Uplift Education’s Road To College team. “It’s hard work. You can’t take money for granted,” said Eguizabal. The junior was one of three Uplift Education interns through the Dallas Mayor’s Intern […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Daniel Chairez


Uplift Luna scholar, Daniel Chairez is interested in pursuing a career in marketing. The senior was one of several Uplift scholars selected for the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. Chairez went through a round of interviews during the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program job fair. He stepped into his first interview with the non-profit Susan G. Komen Dallas County, […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kevin Valadez


Kevin Valadez began at Uplift Summit as an 8th grader. The school was new to the community but Valadez’s mother thought it would be a good opportunity for her son. He recalls his first year at Uplift Summit his classes were in portables. The then teen remembers thinking it was a big change from his old […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Jacqueline Camarillo


Uplift Heights scholar Jacqueline Camarillo wants to help people. She aspires to be a pediatrician. Camarillo said there is only one thing that holds her back, her timidness. It is something she wanted to overcome this summer. The junior’s Road To College counselor advised her to apply for the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. The program offers […]

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Uplift increases IB authorizations in primary, middle schools

At Uplift Education, a public charter management organization serving nearly 16,000 Pre-K-12th scholars across the Dallas-Fort Worth region in predominately low-income communities, our scholars, teachers, and administrators are actively thinking about how we can insure strong levels of college readiness.  While we are proud of our 100% four-year college acceptance, it is so important to realize […]

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A family tradition; Sierras finds support, success at Uplift Williams


When Uplift Williams opened in 2007, the Sierra family had already found a school for their young children, but word quickly spread about the new free public charter school in the Love-Field neighborhood. Beatriz Sierra, mother of four wanted her children to have the best education possible.  She wanted her kids to be college ready. Beatriz […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Yasmin Oliver


Yasmin Oliver considers herself an activist.  She wants to be able to bring change. The 16 year-old has hopes of pursuing a law degree and to get experience, Oliver interned at the City of Dallas this summer. She learned first hand the ins and outs of city government while interning at the Intergovernmental office. Oliver was one of more than […]

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Test Early and Often – Developing Applications for Teachers in a K-12 Setting

As a developer at Uplift Education, I support and build tools for over 800 teachers who are located in over 17 schools spread across the Dallas Fort Worth region. I am passionate about product development and I wanted to share some advice on how to quickly iterate in an educational settings when developing a product. […]

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