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 but the homeless do not. UPO helps the DC homeless in several ways. Winter is officially over and soon the unfortunate homeless of DC will be exposed to searing summer heat. During periods of extreme heat the DC Government sends out Hyperthermia Alerts by email and text advising DC Homeless to contact UPO Shelter Hotline for Help to get off the streets to shelters. We are now stocking up with comfort items needed for the summer 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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