Impact Areas

Center for Financial Empowerment Scholarship Awardees

Awardees receive $2,500 for college tuition and related expenses. 2020 Awardees Jose Horta – Academy Of Finance (NV)Erick Romero – Compton Youth Build (CA)Alyssa Garcia – El Centro De Ayuda (CA)Sierra Bille – Nevada Hispanic Business Group (NV)Sean Montes – Puente Learning Center (CA)Myles Lowery – Uplift Foundation of Nevada (NV)Yulianna Estrada – Weingart YMCA (CA) Uplift Foundation of Nevada Past Scholarship Winners 2020 Christopher GoodePrinceton HillMyles LoweryVada WilliamsKieran […]

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Clean Energy

Tesla Model 3 in Red Rock Canyon – a local owner’s all-electric vehicle charged fully with solar panels on his home. Driving on sunshine! Now’s the time for Nevada lawmakers to accelerate on electric cars The Nevada Legislature’s interim Legislative Committee on Energy is meeting this month for the first time. While the 2019 Legislature

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Youth Development

Background Created in 1998, the Economic Summit seminar began as a way to provide education in financial literacy to minorities, nonprofits, low- to moderate income individuals and families and interested citizens. Topics include managing money and setting and meeting financial goals and creating and passing on generational wealth. Now it services all people, with emphasis

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The Dental Fair has been discontinued Background Established in 2005, the Dental Health Fair offers a wealth of information to its participants. Originally planned around major activities such as the annual Juneteenth Festival at Lorenzi Park, the fair has grown into a self-sustaining event. Organizers spread the word to low-income families and under-served communities via

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Background Created in 2005, these instructional workshops, provided free to the public, focus on bridging the digital divide by targeting the socio-economically challenged, those with limited access to computers and people who are novices when it comes to technology. The camps aim to increase participants’ knowledge of computers, familiarizing them with common terms, computer parts

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Background The Uplift Foundation has provided monetary support to schools, community programs, other nonprofits, foundations and charitable groups.  Previous funded activities include donated funds to replenish library books at Jo Mackey Magnet School, purchased batteries for 200 calculators for the math department at Mojave High School, sponsored a poster honoring the students of the quarter

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Daniel James started the Omega Gents Club in 1989. James and other members of the Kappa Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., created the group to mentor boys in troubled neighborhoods. The club started at Jim Bridger Junior High School, and then eventually switched its focus, targeting high-school males. The Gents boast an outstanding graduation rate. Many have earned academic and athletic scholarships to college. Former members have graduated college, obtained advanced degrees. Gents must maintain a 2.5 GPA and exhibit respect for self, education, authority, service and respect for the community.

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Started in 2004, the scholarship program annually awards monies to graduating seniors in the Clark County School District. Recipients are chosen based on academics, civic service and financial need. Through a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, and the work of Kappa Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the foundation has awarded more than $325,000 to more 90 recipients. Recipients attend such schools as Stanford, Hampton, Arizona State, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Southern California, Oregon State, Langston University, William & Mary and New York University, among others.

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