Action Leads to Impact

We are building a generation of successful adults committed to growing roots in San Bernardino.


Graduation in San Bernardino City Unified School District has increased from 66.7% in 2012 to 95.2% in 2019


Local students have completed Generation Go! internships since 2017


The number of students in San Bernardino county who need our help!

My uplift promise

Our Strategic Framework For Change

Human Capital

Launching our future workforce into local careers

Our work will improve access to local opportunities for our youth. We're aligning K16 pathways with local business & industry, incentivizing youth to pursue their future here, and helping them gain valuable experience through internships.

Economic Opportunity

Igniting upward mobility in the local market

Youth will have opportunities to advance and know how to maximize success when they achieve it. Our collective work will increase entrepreneurialism, financial literacy, digital access and professional networks among the next generation.

Neighborhood Development

Fostering conditions for growing roots here

San Bernardino already has a wealth of opportunity - culture, family, jobs, higher education, and smart kids. Together we will strengthen our community around them. We're inspiring investments in developing our neighborhoods, improving safety, enhancing community pride, and creating opportunities for small businesses to thrive.

Collective Impact

Thriving together through collective impact

Our transformational work provides the glue to keep a community focused on the same goal. We're facilitating communication, monitoring our impact, and learning together. Uplift San Bernardino is a backbone organization for the combined efforts of a variety of aligned collaborative works.

Working Together

Within our Strategic Framework for Change, Uplift San Bernardino aligns and advances collaborative programs of promise in the following ways.

Convening leadership workgroups...

Convening leadership workgroups...

Gathering people responsible for developing policies and overseeing systems to learn and discover new solutions for improving outcomes for San Bernardino’s youth.

Inspiring effective communication...

Inspiring effective communication...

Communication with and engagement of our families will help leaders make better decisions and give youth better access to opportunities.

Creating shared understanding...

Creating shared understanding...

Research and data will help us better understand the issues and opportunities in our community. Learning together will improve our collective focus on our common goal.

Unlocking resources...

Unlocking resources...

Organizing our collective work to inspire confidence that philanthropic and institutional investments will result in positive outcomes will bring more resources to positively impact our community.

Filling gaps between systems...

Filling gaps between systems...

Mobilizing people, organizations, and resources in new ways to create better solutions and streamline services will make the path to success easier for local youth

Promoting accountability...

Promoting accountability...

By creating a transparent record of our work and sharing it with all stakeholders we’ll invite our community to hold us accountable for results that matter.

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The growing group of leaders who have together built the proposed Uplift SB Plan for Change.

Juan Carlos Belliard, Loma Linda University
Erin Brinker, Making Hope Happen Foundation
Jan Cunningham, ESRI
James Dettman, Local Resident
Tom Dolan, Inland Congregations United for Change
Sandra Espadas, National Community Renaissance
Ana Gamiz, Housing Authority of SB County
Heri Garcia, Thinkwise Credit Union
Samuel Gibbs, Making Hope Happen Foundation
Carrie Gilbreth, Westbound Communications
Dina Humble, SB Valley College
Mariann Johnson, SB County Workforce Development Dept.
Marisol Johnson, Making Hope Happen Foundation
Jennifer Kane, Arts Council of San Bernardino County

Pam Kempthorne, SB City Unified School District, College & Career
Rebekah Kramer, City of San Bernardino
Jim Morris, InCity Consulting
Randy Olson, SB City Unified School District, Family Engagement
Ginger Ontiveros, SB City Unified School District / MHHF
Barbara Richardson, SB City Unified School District, Accountability
Carol Tsushima, SB County Superintendent of Schools
John Wingo, SB City Unified School District

Others Engaged / Supporting Remotely

Felicia Jones, Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement
Pam Langford, Cal State San Bernardino
Kathleen McDonnell, Dignity Health
Sunne McPeak, California Emerging Technology Fund

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