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Our Motto: "A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out"


Mission Statement

OPERATION UPLIFT, INC. is an Illinois licensed 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1968 to operate a grass-roots self-help community wellness resource center.

Our programs are designed to research, plan and provide educational, socio-economical and cultural awareness empowerment for low-income, unemployed individuals and families.

It is our goal to stimulate community growth, tourism and economic cultural pride. We remain committed to serve as a human service catalyst for positive change and HOPE for generations to come.

Our Hours
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 3pm





Northica H. Stone, President/CEO
Operation Uplift, Inc.
West Town Museum of Cultural History
104 South 5th Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708.343.3554 and 708.516.0628
Fax: 708.343.3557