Education and dignity for all
A message from our founder.
What is Our Impact?
UPLIFT Academy was founded in 2019 to offer exceptional early education for children in South West Philadelphia’s economically disadvantaged community.
Within the first year of its conception, UPLIFT Academy went from a Keystone Star 1 to a Keystone Star 2 facility, and we are the candidates for a Keystone Star 3! This is a major accomplishment and shows that we are committed to quality education and our children’s future!
We make responsible, self-sufficient readers by 2 years old!
In Duazon, Liberia, UPLIFT has established 7 reading rooms in 7 schools!
We serve 957 students in our reading rooms. For most of our students, UPLIFT provided their first interaction with a written text!
In 2020, UPLIFT was donated 5 acres of land in Lehvumah, Liberia where we will expand our services through the UPLIFT Community and Resource Center!
Liberia: Hungry No More
Mali: “Antafe Congo Kana Mogho Meenay” translated as hunger shall not touch anyone.
UPLIFT has provided food to 407 families (average 5 persons per household) between 2 West African countries: Liberia and Mali.
In coming years, UPLIFT will transfer this program from a food give-away to food production!
Self sufficiency + resources = Dignity