The Community Uplift Program empowers Scholars to make a meaningful, direct impact on their communities, while bolstering their applications and candidacy for acceptance and financial support, to competitive colleges and universities.

Starting the second semester of their Sophomore year, Scholars begin to plan out their projects and our staff guides them from idea development to final execution.

Each Scholar selects a project that speaks to their aspirations for their community. Recent projects include:

  • Developing mental health lesson plans created to de-stigmatize mental health services for Latinx communities
  • Creating a community garden to address food insecurity and limited access to healthy, culturally-responsive food
  • Establishing affinity spaces that allow Latinx high school students to genuinely express themselves in a safe and supportive environment