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.


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


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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 hosted it's 2nd Annual "Raising Hope Scholarship Fundraiser" on May 18, 2018 at The Parkway Ballroom located at 4455 S. King Drive in Chicago, IL.  Nearly $8,000 was raised and all proceeds benefitted the "Raising Hope" scholarship fund.  Supporters came out and enjoyed a night of Music, Silent Auction, Raffles, Cocktails, and a whole 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. 

The Tiara M. Parks Uplift Foundation

      Raising Hope to A Higher Ground


"Raising Hope" Scholarship Award Application period

January 14 - April 30, 2019

​2018 Scholarship Winners


The 2nd Annual

"Raising Hope Scholarship Fundraiser"

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

Learn how you can get involved with Project Uplift.

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.
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​2017 Scholarship Winners

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