Red Ribbon Week: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free!

The National Red Ribbon Week Campaign raises awareness around the world on the effects of drug use within the lives of our youth. According to their website, Red Ribbon Week was established in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena.  Angered parents and youth in the communities across the country began […]

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National School Lunch Week

The most opportune moment to cement healthy eating habits during the school day is lunch! At Uplift, we celebrated National School Lunch Week with bright colors, bold flavors and balanced nutrition. A focus is on a nutritious diet will give scholars the energy to power through their day.  Scholars are encouraged to start the day […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Timothy Chapa

Timothy Chapa, sophomore at Uplift Heights Preparatory in West Dallas has been working hard to change the perception of teenagers in his community. Chapa along with 300 residents were on the verge of eviction from HMK properties in West Dallas. As organizations and community leaders began to speak up and fight for the community, he […]

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Uplift Luna Owls make their mark in Deep Ellum

Uplift Luna Secondary opened its doors in Deep Ellum in 2010. A neighborhood known for its music, food, tattoo shops, and an electric shops venues was an unlikely location for a school. Over the years, Uplift Luna Secondary has made a home in Deep Ellum and connected with neighborhood partners.  In 2016, the school celebrated […]

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Freshman Forward

As a college preparatory public charter school, Uplift  promotes a college-going culture for all scholars at an early age.  From kindergarten all the way through high school, college memorabilia and conversation about where to attend college are seen and heard all through the hallways.  At the beginning of Freshman Year, the Road To College Freshman […]

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans by celebrating the rich history, vibrant culture and leaders that have paved the way in the U.S. There are a variety of ways to share in the celebration. Below is a list of events in the Dallas area that you and your family can […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Monica Orozco

Uplift North Hills scholar, Monica Orozco has made many accomplishment this summer starting with developing her nonprofit Gift of Reading. Gift of Reading is a nonprofit that promotes servant leadership, literacy and a love of reading through book ownership. Monica, 7th grader, has been working towards her goal of becoming an entrepreneur for seven years […]

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Farewell to the class of 2017

College is around the corner for all recent Uplift graduates.  At Uplift Williams the Road To College counselors went above and beyond to say goodbye to the Class of 2017 by hosting a BBQ at the Bachman lake. Family, alumni, counselors and classmates participated in various games as they shared their excitement for their future. […]

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Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a program that partners with school to help improve literacy rates in children at an early age, so they can go further in their education. Reading Partners can be found on two Uplift campuses, Uplift Heights and Uplift Williams which serves more than 60 scholars year round. Only 16% of low-income fourth […]

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Uplift Comes Out Victorious

Special Olympics was created by Eunice Shriver Kennedy in 1968 when she noticed the need for a place where children with intellectual disabilities could play. Her vision took off and now the Special Olympics are widely recognized across the world. On April 18, Uplift fielded the first network-wide Special Olympics at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie, […]

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