Our vision is to create a wholesome environment conducive to the socio-economic progress of disadvantaged New Yorkers. The unmet socio-economic needs of low-income residents cultivate intolerable conditions that lead to poor education, bad health, inadequate housing and high levels of unemployment. Ultimately, residents of these communities become inundated in a perpetual cycle of frustration, despair and hopefulness which are often transferred to the next generation.
Our Uplift mentorship program aims to mitigate these problems by partnering socio-economically disadvantaged youth and young adults with college students, community members, and professional adults. Through formal and informal guidance, we hope to foster more quality social contacts and increase access to tertiary education. By focusing on academic achievement, timely high school graduation, and career guidance, we can produce positive outcomes for our students and our local communities.