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UpMobility and Founder Martin Babinec Receive the 2020 Foundation of Hope Award 

UpMobility Foundation is honored to be the recipient of a 2020 Foundation of Hope Award from nonprofit organization On Point for College. Our founder Martin Babinec is a longtime supporter of On Point for College and was specifically recognized by the Utica, New York office director Kevin Marken for his "ongoing leadership" and "sage advice" that has "helped On Point forward the educational dreams of students in our region."  On Point has recognized UpMobility Foundation for our "visionary investment" in their organization, an investment that has been instrumental in inspiring others to help "low income, refugee, inner city, foster care and other young people in Utica transform their lives and their community." 

UpMobility Foundation Partners with Central New York’s The Root Farm to Help the Mohawk Valley Through the Pandemic

UpMobility Foundation is pleased to announce our partnership with Upstate New York nonprofit The Root Farm. Located on over 100 acres in Sauquoit, New York, The Root Farm is focused on providing transformative learning experiences to all, regardless of age or ability level. The Root Farm features an equine-assisted therapy center, an agriculture center, and the world's first fully adaptive high ropes course, among other offerings. The Root Farm's commitment to creating inclusive, empowering experience aligns perfectly with UpMobility Foundation's mission to help people reach their full potential. Read more here

UpMobility Foundation Strengthens its Support of Little Falls Public Library in the COVID-19 Era

UpMobility Foundation is proud to be a longtime supporter of the Little Falls Public Library in our founder Martin Babinec's hometown of Little Falls, New York. The library has played an integral role in Little Falls over the years, as it offers a  beautiful, historic place for community members to gather as well as a variety of programs for patrons of all ages. We are committed to helping this vital part of the community continue to thrive during the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. UpMobility Foundation's support of the library helps to ensure that it will still be able to employ community members-- which speaks to our mission of helping others reach their fullest potential.  

UpMobility Foundation Works to Build Community Through its Support of  Little Falls High School Alumni Website 

UpMobility Foundation is excited to announce the rollout of the upgraded version of the Little Falls High School alumni website. Originally developed in 2005 as a digital alumni network by our founder, Martin Babinec, the LFHS alumni site now hosts over 3000 registered users. This latest iteration of the website gives Little Falls High School alumni the opportunity to interact with each other through posting memories, news, events, as well as sharing photo albums that can be shared with fellow classmates or all alumni. During a time when maintaining close connections is more important than ever, the UpMobility Foundation is excited to see how the LFHS alumni website will further strengthen the Little Falls High School alumni community. 

Martin Babinec announces his new book, More Good Jobs.  

Our founder Martin Babinec's new book More Good Jobs details lessons he learned and key people he met in his journey to understand how to spur economic growth in his community.  While the book opens with a big picture view of challenges that communities face in creating more good jobs, it segues into a practical playbook for those who are interested in nudging their community towards becoming an economic magnet. Drawing on his background as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Martin emphasizes the importance of helping entrepreneurs start and grow companies as imperative to creating more good jobs.  

UpMobility Partners With On Point to Provide Laptops to Students in Need.

With remote learning becoming all but essential in the age of COVID-19, the UpMobility Foundation is pleased to partner with  nonprofit organization On Point for College to provide college students in need with laptops just as a new school year begins. Founded in Syracuse, New York, On Point for College has helped over 10,000 mostly low-income young people get into college. On Point for College also provides support to participants once they’re enrolled in school as well as after graduation. Access to education is one of  the UpMobility Foundation’s major funding areas and we look forward to continuing our longtime relationship with On Point for College through this new era in education

UpMobility's Investment in the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Water Purification System Stands Up Against Another Threat.  Our partnership with leading nonprofit organization Food for the Poor in developing a reverse osmosis water purification system on Grand Bahama Island has proved to be especially valuable during the COVID-19 era. The facility was completed right before quarantines went into effect-- decimating the travel industry in the Bahamas. UpMobility is proud to be of help during a time when clean, local sources of water are more important than ever. 

UpMobility Partners with Nonprofit Organizations Young Women of Purpose, Link Your Purpose and Entrepreneurs Across Borders to Fund Rutgers University's Global Entrepreneurial Experience Scholarships.  The virtual teen camp provides learning and mentorship from the entrepreneurs behind TriNet, Google, Facebook, Kickstarter, and Angies List, among others and is designed to help Jamaican high school entrepreneurs realize their potential.

UpMobility Funds the 2020 Young Scholars Graduate Leadership Development Program.  This program offers graduates of the Young Scholars Program, who are currently enrolled in college or in the workforce, a chance to advance their personal, professional, and community leadership skills.

Bahamas Hurricane Relief Water Purification System.  Clean water is one of the most important long-term resources for those recovering from Hurricane Dorian. Florida-based aid organization Food for the Poor has partnered with the UpMobility Foundation, Inc. and South Carolina-based nonprofit organization Water Mission to help. The UpMobility Foundation provided critical funding for a reverse osmosis system that can produce more than 30,000 gallons of safe water to Grand Bahama daily. 

Danielle Nicole Concert in Little Falls.  The Grammy-nominated Danielle Nicole Band rolled into Little Falls, New York, in August 2019 to put on a concert produced by UpMobility Foundation's founder, Martin Babinec. In coverage of the sold-out event in the local media, Martin noted the importance of the arts in building up a community. "Having people turn out as volunteers for a big arts project like this, fuels our hope that it can propel us forward, even more, to build on the strong foundation that Little Little Falls already has," Martin told mylittlefalls.com. 

Building a Sustainable Village in Jamaica.  The UpMobility-sponsored  Trelawny Sustainable Development is social and economic infrastructure development with safe secure housing, community and training centers.

Montego Bay, Jamaica,  - Martin Babinec, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Co-founder of Entrepreneurs Across Borders, Inc., a global non-profit organization that connects resources to emerging economies, spoke at the Tech Beach Jamaica Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica.