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Mentorship can help guide and influence young minds to achieve their dreams. It also builds character and strong relationships.

Our mentorship goals are to improve the social skills of mentees as well as bolster self-esteem, provide career exploration, support academic activities, and most importantly, be a friend.

The Tiara M. Parks Uplift Foundation will be hosting the "Raising Hope" Golf Fundraiser on June 21, 2024 at the George W. Dunne located at 16310 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL. 60452. Registration begins 12:00 P.M  Shotgun start at 2:00 P.M  The Uplift Foundation hosts several events throughout the year to raise money for our Annual "Raising Hope Scholarship".  All proceeds benefit the "Raising Hope" scholarship fund and our Enrichment and mentoring program.  All of our past events have brought out generous supporters that have supported our cause and enjoyed a day filled with lot of Fun!!! Please make your donation today and help make the dream of an aspiring student come true.  

P.O Box #846

​20650 S. Cicero, Matteson, IL.   


Social and intellectual programs that build self confidence, develop skills necessary to transition to adulthood, and provide opportunities to experience new things that will enhance the quality of life. 


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​2017 Scholarship Winners

Cultural Enrichment

      Raising Hope to A Higher Ground

2024 Annual

"Raising Hope Scholarship Fundraiser"

To help end gun violence in our communities and provide aspiring young students with opportunities to achieve their goals, we must do our part. We have many successes under our belt, but we need more help, and that's where you come in. 
​ While you can volunteer with us directly, you can donate items to provide needed supplies and materials for our mentorship and enrichment education programs. There's also much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating to our fundraising efforts, events, campaigns, or how to involve your community, school or company.

Together, we can make a difference

The Tiara M. Parks Uplift Foundation

​2018 Scholarship Winners

  • ​​2024

"Raising Hope" Scholarship Award Application period

MARCH 1 - MAY 15, 2024

​​Can't spend a dime? 
Then, spend some time... helping us help those in need.

Let us know how you can help enrich the lives of our youth.

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​​Make a single or monthly donation directly from your bank account, credit card, or Paypal.



Access to education is a basic human right. It reduces poverty and offers the tools needed to succeed in life.  It is the building block of the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits that shape who we become.