United Planning Organization

OUR MISSION: Uniting People with Opportunities. The United Planning Organization, the designated community action agency for Washington, DC, was established December 10, 1962 to plan, coordinate, and implement human services programs for low-income residents in the Nation's Capital. For over 50 years, UPO has been in the forefront of the war on poverty. As the catalyst for economic security and growth for all Washington, DC residents, UPO has laid the groundwork for innovative social service programs such as weatherization and energy conservation services, Head Start, workforce development training and youth development. Today, UPO continues to provide residents with comprehensive resour...
Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
 
Many of us have protection from the elements, from icy winters to searing summer heat, but the homeless do not. The summer heat and mild fall have come to a screeching halt replaced by low temperatures and hypothermia alerts and UPO's Shelter Hotline vans out transporting DC homeless folk to shelters. With the sudden onset of winter we appeal for your continued support to help us raise money for comfort items for the homeless people we assist to get them through the tough winter months. project reportread updates from the field
Support UPO's Foster Grandparents Program
 
Please help to cover the cost of training, materials, uniforms, and daily travel reimbursement for more than 200 low-income DC seniors with caring spirits who provide critical mentoring and tutoring to DC children in a variety of local settings. UPO Foster Grandparents annually give over 175,000 volunteer hours, serving over 8,000 social economically disadvantaged children at 51 volunteer sites including Early Head Start/Head Start centers, Elementary Schools and Children's Hospitals. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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