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Our Mission

To improve community equity with free services to San Diego's most vulnerable, help house our homeless neighbors and academically advance low income students, lifting all to their potential.


UPLIFT was founded in 1987 to accelerate community transformation and lift vulnerable populations to their full potential through free services to low-income students and people experiencing homelessness. UPLIFT currently offers free one-to-one tutoring to advance academic achievement and accelerate literacy skills of at-risk youth. UPLIFT’s young adult mentoring offers leadership training and life skills through multi-week speaker sessions and group activities to help navigate teen life. UPLIFT’s homeless services aim to fill gaps and remove obstacles in the flow to housing for people experiencing homelessness through Volunteer Advocates assisting professional case managers with added support with application assistance and transportation to the DMV for CA ID’s, the essential document for all homeless services access.

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