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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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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Uplift Williams scholars help bridge math gap

While some scholars prefer to spend their summer away from school, a group of Uplift Williams rising seniors are taking the time to develop test prep material for incoming juniors. Jose Deantes, Danielle Castro and Angel Soto were selected to take part in the first Student Instructional Leadership Team (S.I.L.T.) internship created by Netanya Evans Ph.D., English AP teacher […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Natalia Mancia

Natalie Macias

Uplift Peak alumna Natalia Mancia is a recent college graduate from the College of Saint Benedict  with a bachelors of arts in psychology and a minor in art. Mancia is the first in her family to graduate from college. The 21 year-old found the Road To College counselors to be one of her biggest supporters in addition […]

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Uplift Infinity scholars visit the nation’s capitol


Rising sophomores and juniors from Uplift Infinity took in the sights of the nation’s capitol and the city that never sleeps. Fourteen scholars from Uplift Infinity took part in Education First Tours (EFT) which focuses on bringing the classroom lessons to life through educational tours. Rising sophomores and juniors began their five-day adventure flying out of Love Field on […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Angelique Gonzalez

Angie Gonzalez

On the basement floor of the South Side on Lamar building is SPARK!, an artist playground where kids use their imagination to create a new world without limitations. “[SPARK!] is here to show kids that everyone can be creative in their own way,” said Angelique Gonzalez, junior at Uplift Luna. Gonzalez is spending her summer interning at SPARK!, which provides kids from […]

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The Ideal Usability Testing Time in a K-12 Educational Setting

So, I bet you are reading this expecting how to create an ideal testing environment in an educational setting. Unfortunately, this article will not be able to share that information, and I am not sure if it is possible. There is a lot going on in a school and setting up an ideal testing time […]

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Aspiring Senior Ambassador Program take on the East Coast


Uplift scholars from the Aspiring Senior Ambassador Program (ASAP) visited college campuses in Philadelphia, Boston and Texas during summer vacation. ASAP provides scholars with leadership development, additional college counseling  and increased exposure to Uplift college partners. Scholars selected for the 2016-2017 program submitted their application in early December and were notified in mid-December of their acceptance. Six scholars were […]

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