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Who We Are

Here at UPLIFT DC, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since we were founded, we have been determined to make an impact and UPLIFT the community. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.


We aim to engage in community and economic development, neighborhood revitalization, addressing health disparities, job readiness, and other charitable activities to improve the lives of residents in the District of Columbia, with an emphasis on residents residing east of the river.


We want to see a community where those we serve are provided the necessary resources to live a successful and meaningful life. We are strongly committed to joyfully working alongside the experts; the people who live, work and serve in our community. Persons residing east of the river are adversely affected by the majority of indices outlined in the DC Health Matters 2021 Demographics report. The median income in Ward 7 is $42,201.00 while the median income for the entire District is $91,414.00. Over 17% of Ward 7 residents live below the national poverty line, and 16% of Ward 7 residents are unemployed compared to 7% district-wide. Health challenges such as hypertension, teen pregnancy, diabetes, HIV-Aids, cancer, and other health disparities are all exacerbated east of the river. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “health disparities are “differences in health outcomes and their causes among different groups of people.” Reducing these health disparities can create better health for Americans overall. Health disparities are closely tied to social, economic, and environmental disadvantages, which minority groups disproportionately face.” To make a difference, our organization will attempt to leverage resources to mitigate these challenges.

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