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Uplift works with many organizations in the communities where we are planning school starts or currently operate schools. Read more about these great organizations below.
 
 
  • Avance

    Avance, started in Dallas 40 years ago, is a national leader in parent education with a local chapter. Its mission of equipping parents with parenting and early childhood education programs is being carried out in at-risk communities surrounding Uplift schools.

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  • Catholic Charities

    The Together We Learn Program opened in 2010 as part of the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative’s efforts to support families in the Bachman Lake area. Less than half of the area’s children enter kindergarten school ready and half of all families are single-parent with multiple children. Composed of 26 funders, the Collaborative awarded Catholic Charities and three other organizations a 5-year grant to serve the area's families.

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  • ChildCare Group

    Over the past 111 years, ChildCare Group has offered children a different vision of their future in their Early Head Start and Head Start programs, serving families who qualify for 100% of federal poverty guidelines. Beginning as a milk program created by concerned citizens of Dallas who identified a lack of childcare for people working in cotton fields, ChildCare Group now works with more than 600 children every day in eight programs across a network of seven centers.

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  • The Concilio

    One organization Uplift has teamed with to address the whole scholar is The Concilio which has provided parent education and health programs to families in the DFW area for 31 years.

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  • East Dallas Community Schools

    Bachman Lake Community School is the third campus of the 36-year-old East Dallas Community School. It began in spring of 2009 as part of the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative—27 foundations and civic organizations that have come together to change the future of children ages zero to five in the Bachman Lake Community.

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  • Girls Inc.

    Great things are happening in neighborhoods around Uplift schools. In Love Field, South Dallas, Oak Cliff, and West Dallas, Girls Inc. operates four campuses that offer quality after-school and summer programming for more than 800 girls ages six through eighteen.

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  • Irving Cares

    Founded in 1957 after a devastating tornado tore through the DFW area, Irving Cares became a place for people to give and receive help. At that time, the organization operated as a central information center with an unofficial motto of “cooperation is the answer.” Today, 12 employees and 300 volunteers serve over 42,000 people annually. Uplift Education is excited to team with Irving Cares to enrich the Irving community.

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  • Latinos Stand Up

    Based on the early model of an Uplift Summit teacher’s workshops, Latinos Stand Up evolved from programs serving only Nimitz families to providing workshops for families from schools throughout Irving ISD. Today, Latinos Stand Up meets at North Lake Campus. Anywhere from thirty five to eighty people attend monthly meetings, which have created a parent network about the road to college.

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  • Mi Escuelita

    Serving 400 children at five locations throughout Dallas, Mi Escuelita has changed the lives of thousands of children in the city by providing early English education to children ages 2.5-5 years. This lays a necessary foundation for a successful academic career. Many Mi Escuelita students become Uplift scholars, and Uplift is excited to continue to partner with this organization to close the achievement gap in North Texas.

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