Who we are
Established in 2014, Uplift NYC is a New York State not-for-profit organization providing inner city youth and their families with access to key resources such as educational, health, cultural, and legal aid services.
Since our founding, we have focused on our Uptown Basketball Academy, which uses basketball as a vehicle to increase youth participation in physical exercise and empower youth to become leaders on the court and in their community, lead healthier lifestyles, and overcome socio-economic obstacles.Learn more
Summer Basketball Camp
A Peek into our process
Identify the Need
We start off by conducting participant-led sessions where we seek to identify community needs from those directly impacted. Supporting data is researched and compiled.
We build frameworks and curriculums. Then, we plan out sessions and program outcomes.
Fundraising & Resources
We secure funds, resources, and key collaborations for successful implementation of the program.
Participant recruitment and adherence to the program plan.
Measure program impact and share outcomes.
How you can get involved
Support a campaign, attend an event, or volunteer with us.