“Through service ascendance, through dedication transcendence”

Who we are

UpLift Collaborative is a nonprofit arm of Elevate Dayton that focuses on crowdsource fundraising and youth empowerment. The funding supports progressive Dayton nonprofits that cultivate powerful change within the urban community.

UpLift also partners with regional schools to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and soft-skill workshops to inner-city youth.

Nonprofit crowdfunding

Through UpLift's crowdfunding platform, Dayton 501(c)(3) founders can create custom content, promote and market directly to Elevate Dayton's news publication. The opportunity allows organizations to generate support and awareness for community outreach.

UpLift also manages a secure crowdfunding platform where nonprofits can promote giving and accept donations.



UpLift Collaborative strives to visit inner-city schools and donate time and resources to expose at-risk youth to the foundations and concepts of STEM applications and careers. While students are introduced to STEM, UpLift also mentors and teaches soft skills, such as conflict resolution and active listening. UpLift Collaborative has successfully carried out this mission under it’s youth outreach initiative Justice Mentoring Program (JMP), which was founded by several U.S Air Force veterans.

Through JMP, UpLift works to mentor and empower Dayton youth through career education – in skills like creative writing and coding – to better prepare them for an increasingly tech-driven global community. Since 2014, JMP has focused its mission to partner with local entrepreneurs, career professionals, students and philanthropists.

In 2018, JMP partnered with St. Benedict The Moor Catholic school, the Dayton Poetry Collective, Underdog Academy and the defense contracting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to launch a Girls Who Code chapter in Dayton where volunteers taught more than 70 fourth and fifth-graders creative writing and coding.



Justice Mentoring Press Releases

One of JMP’s main goals is to continue bringing passion for education to Desoto Bass in Dayton, so that our organization can make an even bigger impact on the youth.

We are officially partnering with West Dayton Strong and the Dayton chapter of The National Society For Black Engineers to bring a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Lab to empower Dayton's inner-city youth!