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United Planning Organization

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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... read more

Projects (3)

UPO Beaver Scholarship
United States / Children
Project Leaders
Mervyn Myers
Mervyn Myers
Dana Jones, Andrea Thomas
Organization Information
301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1887204125
Organization Information
301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Bridge Registry   BRIDGE ID #1887204125

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Jun 18, 2020
Spike in Homelessness when COVID-19 emergency ends
An annual count of homeless people in the Washington region tallied the fewest number of individuals sleeping outdoors or in emergency or transitional shelters since the Metropolitan Washington...
Mar 23, 2020
Coronavirus affects us all
The coronavirus affects all of us but the most vulnerable are our elders. At UPO we treat them like family, and over 200 of them return the favor by donating their time and love as they mentor young...
Feb 25, 2020
New affordable housing development groundbreaking!
On Friday January 24th UPO celebrated the groundbreaking for a new, 100% affordable housing development at 1550 1st St. SW DC, between Nationals Park and Audi Field. It’s the first new...
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