SPARK!, where creativity is unleashed

For the next three months, the 6th grade class at Uplift Peak will explore their creative potential through visits to SPARK!, a local non-profit focused on igniting the spark of creativity in all kids.  During their first visit, scholars were able to tap into their creativity through both physical activity and project creation.  Both Uplift and […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Dolores Alcala

Uplift Williams Preparatory was fortunate to have Dolores Alcala as a scholar, and even luckier to have her back as an Road To College team member. Alcala’s journey started when she transferred from Bishop Dunne to Uplift Williams her sophomore year. She credited Uplift Williams for having a warm and open environment that allowed her […]

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Future Scientist: Uplift District Science Fair

The annual Uplift district science fair took place January 22 with the hard work of scholars, teacher’s, staff and volunteers .More than 135 science projects and 196 scholars presented their months of research, data and testing. More than 300 guest filled the UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building early Saturday morning. We had a […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas’ Youth of the Year 2017

Uplift Williams’ scholar Cindy Leija has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas’ Youth of the Year 2017. This past December, executives from the Boys & Girls Club and corporate partners served as judges for the Youth of the Year competition to interview and hear the stories of several youth from different […]

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Scholar Spotlight: Student Instructional Leadership Team

Seniors at Uplift Williams Preparatory have been given the opportunity to become student teachers through the new program Student Instructional Leadership Team (SILT). The SILT team is a group of twenty four senior scholars who tutor underclassman in Reading, English, Math, and Science skills in order to prepare for ACT and SAT exams. The twenty […]

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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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