Immersing Students in STEAM+CS Education!

Pilot Girls Robotics Class

Uplift, Inc. guides K-12 students through innovative educational experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEAM+CS), teaching them to solve everyday problems as they advance toward making real world impact.

We immerse students in STEAM+CS education with various learning technologies and out-of-school classes.

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Bootstrap Video Game Design Class

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So, why should YOU or the youth around you learn how to program???
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What's Happening Next at Uplift, Inc.?

Uplift's Fall 2014 STEAM Courses are bubbling in preparation! Sign-up now! Don't miss them!

Fall 2014 STEAM Courses
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Past Courses, Events, and Accomplishments

Uplift Hosts Scratch Summer Camp for 3rd & 4th Graders at Tree of Life Community Public Charter School!

Scratch Summer Camp @ Tree of Life Community Public Charter School

Uplift Hosts 'CAMP (CS)2' at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science this Summer!


Uplift's 3rd Annual Scratch Day DC was a Major Success!

Uplift's 3rd Annual Scratch Day DC

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Check out our Scratch Studio of Projects from the day!

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Uplift introduces Girls to Robotics @ Girls Rock! Event

Leshell Hatley, Founder of Uplift, introduces GirlScout Troop to Engineering Concepts at George Mason University

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Check out our 2013-2014 Accomplishments!

  • Uplift hosts 3rd Annual Scratch Day DC Event - View Photos (May 17, 2014)
  • Leshell Hatley, Executive Director, becomes coach (is team manager) of 'Juxtopia Imhotep' - an all African-American Girls Team in the QualComm Tricoder XPrize Competition to make a handheld medical tracking device. Press Release. (February 2014)
  • Uplift, Inc. receives funding from the ShareFund for 3rd year in a row. Thank you! (February 2014)
  • Uplift, Inc. secures funding from The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation. Thank you! (December 2013)
  • Uplift, Inc. hosts the STEM (Robotics) Experience at the 2013 AKA Girls Rock! Conference (November 16, 2013)
  • Leshell Hatley, Executive Director or Uplift, Inc., introduces Girl Scout Troop 5033 to engineering & robotics at George Mason University (November 5, 213).
  • Uplift, Inc. partners with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Alexandria/Fairfax Alumni Chapter to form a 2013 US First Robotics Competition team called 'The Horricanes.'
  • Leshell Hatley, Founder & Executive Director of Uplift, receives the 2013 Women of Color STEM Conference Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.
  • Uplift is teaching Robotics at Tree of Life Community Public Charter School during the Fall 2013 semester.SYEP 2013 students design and launch 'Water Drops,' a website, app, and game about the importantce of drinking water. Official launch date = August 12, 2013.
  • Check out and download the Water Drops App now!
  • Cesar Chavez Fellows launch 'Our Voice Chavez' Suggestion Box App
  • Uplift hosts 4 Fellows from Cesar Chavez Public Charter School
  • Youth APPLab student publishes 'Baby Sitting 101' app to Google Play.
  • Uplift hosts Scratch Day DC 2013
  • Uplift finishes pilot Girls Robotics lessons at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School
  • Youth APPLab teaches teens how to make an app at NSF's "Bring Your Son & Daughter to Work" Day
  • Uplift was honored by NSBE-DCAE for STEM Education.
  • Uplift won a grant from ShareFund DC in January 2013.
  • Pictures from all can be found on our FB page.

Help Teach @ Uplift, Inc.

Please join us as we work to strengthen the STEM educational experiences of youth in DC! To learn more about these opportunities, read more.

Join Leshell Hatley, Executive Director and Lead Instructor, in immersing students in STEM education now!

Our Supporters

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The ShareFund DC

and a host of individual donors!