Established in 2014, Uplift NYC is a New York State not-for-profit organization providing low-income youths and their families with access to key resources such as educational, health, cultural, and legal aid services. Since our founding, we have focused our Youth Engagement & Sports YES) Program, which uses basketball as a vehicle to increase participation in physical education and uplift the youth participants to become leaders on the court and in their community, lead healthier lifestyles, and overcome socio-economic problems.


  • We are working to expand the YES Basketball Program to serve more youths without compromising the efficacy of the character-development workshops.
  • We are developing a partnership with another community organization to provide the childrens’ parent with English as a Second Language (ESL) classes while their kids are participating in the basketball program.
  • We will be inviting staff representatives from local organizations to provide free resources, including healthcare sign-ups, contraceptives, and legal consultation.


  • Domingo Estevez
  • Lucas Almonte