Senior Decision Day Spotlight: Genaro Castillo

Genaro has been at Uplift Williams his entire life, all the way since Kindergarten. Genaro is eager to spread his wings and explore, although he’s looking forward to going somewhere that will provide him with a similar experience. Going to school at Rice will give him just that. Additionally, Genaro is looking forward to continue […]

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Senior Decision Day Spotlight: Emmanuel Ojeda

Emmanuel Ojeda was accepted to not one, not two, but three Ivy League schools; Cornell, Dartmouth and Brown. “Getting into one is an accomplishment in of it itself, but getting into three is on it’s own level,” Emmanuel said. “It was a really proud moment for me because it meant that all three schools saw […]

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Senior Decision Day Spotlight: Jeffrey Ochoa

Jeffrey Ochoa has been at Uplift Heights since 6th grade and the thing he’s going to miss the most after graduation are all the wonderful moments and friendly chats he shared with his teachers over the years. “My time at Uplift Heights was great,” Jeffrey said. “The teachers there were always willing to help me. […]

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Life After Uplift: The Story of Tanaka Tava

Life After Uplift provides an in-depth look at what Uplift Education alumni experience after graduating and going off into the real world.     “I remember the night when my mom woke me up screaming that I got into North Hills and how big of a deal that was,” Tanaka said. “To see that excitement, it […]

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Uplift Education: 4 Tips to Calm Back-to-School Nerves

Each year as the summer winds down, scholars naturally start to feel the excitement and nervousness of returning to school. With this year kicking off differently than usual, many of us may need additional support and encouragement as we transition back to campus. Here are some ways you can help scholars manage their back-to-school jitters: […]

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School’s out & summer is here!

Check out some great activities, camps and home activities for you and your scholar to partake in this summer! Activities Studio Movie Grill– Catch popular children’s movies all summer at the Studio Movie Grill – Children’s Summer Series. Date: Weekday’s throughout the summer Time: 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 Klyde Warren Park– Food trucks, FREE activities, yoga, a playground […]

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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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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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Junior Career Explorer Trip

Junior Career Experience Trips were created to help guide and demonstrate to our junior class the possible job opportunities they could obtain after college. These trips consists of various companies including Fortune 500s. In March, scholars had the opportunity to visit Compass Health to explore various roles and interact with employees. They were given advice […]

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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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