Our Work

Uplift San Bernardino’s framework for change is built on three primary strategies. Within these strategies are a variety of initiatives that all align to impact our goal of building a generation of successful adults who are committed to growing roots in San Bernardino. Many of these initiatives are currently in the development stages, but as they are defined links to more information will be added here.

Career Pathways
HUMAN CAPITAL

Future Ready
Career Pathways

We’re lifting up and building out pathways aligned with careers located in San Bernardino and its surrounding area so our local youth will be ready for  jobs of today and have the skills needed for success tomorrow.

HUMAN CAPITAL

Post-Secondary
Success

Our work together helps the youth of our community to access and succeed in college, university, and technical trade schools that will give them the skills and certifications needed to secure employment and thrive here.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Support for Entrepreneurs

Our network of partners is delivering resources and guidance to uplift local entrepreneurs who want to start businesses in San Bernardino.  We believe in the power of small businesses to strengthen an economy.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Housing Options
for All

Uplift San Bernardino supports efforts to improve housing opportunities for local residents whether they be new homes, rehabilitation of aging properties or additional affordable housing.  Quality housing encourages successful people to grow roots in any community.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Retaining Talent & Hiring Local

Working with employers, we’re identifying and removing barriers that unintentionally prevent local residents from securing local jobs.  We’re creating incentives and awareness to keep our future workforce here to support our future economy.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

Project description to come.

(addressing crime, safety and health disparity issues that currently exist to build the foundation for a higher quality of life in San Bernardino).

HUMAN CAPITAL

Internships & Apprenticeships

Project description to come.

(ensuring youth have access to meaningful workplace experiences)

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Financially Literate Families

Project description to come.

(equipping families with strategies for managing money in ways that lead to better economic success)

HUMAN CAPITAL

Workplace Essential Skills

Project description to come.

(ensuring youth master the skills to be upwardly mobile in the workplace including mental wellness and lifelong learning mindset)

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Next Generation Networks

Project description to come.

(increasing access to career and leadership opportunities by fostering professional networks for youth especially where they do not inherently exist)

HUMAN CAPITAL

Youth Mentorship

Project description to come.

(pairing youth with successful and caring adults in the community to provide extra guidance)

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Upward Mobility Maps

Project description to come.

(charting the progression of careers to provide guidance for youth).

HUMAN CAPITAL

Youth Leadership

Project description to come.

(preparing and connecting youth to meaningful leadership opportunities within the City)

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Vibrant City

Project description to come.

(enhancing the aesthetics and social /recreational infrastructure of the community; increasing civic engagement among residents including voting and in neighborhood associations; promoting culture and arts in ways that connect people to their community)

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Our Best Face Forward

Project description to come.

(changing the narrative we use to describe our city to encourage a more positive reputation and
community pride).

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

San Bernardino First

Project description to come.

(promoting economic growth through local purchasing preferences especially by local anchor
institutions who care about the city’s success)