DeeDee and Vanessa - the new 1550 1st ST. building Homeless youth receive blanket and socks Front Line worker feeds Homeless Youth New Development at 1550 1st St. SW DC

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)

Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
United States / Food Security
UPO Beaver Scholarship
United States / Education
Project Leaders
Mervyn Myers
Mervyn Myers
Jo Boukhira
Jo Boukhira
Andrea Thomas, Daniel Ofori-Addo
Organization Information
301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Organization Information
301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Project Reports

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Nov 28, 2022
Senior Mentors Help Students RISE!
Your generous gifts from the heart are “very well-spent,” says UPO Foster Grandma Cassandra Gentry. See what she means in her emotional video: She is one of...
Nov 15, 2022
Protecting the People Who Need Us Most
UPO’s outreach workers continue to be the eyes and ears of the District, performing wellness checks throughout the city to protect the health of individuals and families experiencing...
Jul 25, 2022
103 Computer Literate FGP during past year!
103 Computer Literate FGP during past year!  Thanks to your generous contributions to the Little by Little Campaign in April 22, we exceeded our fund raising goal of $5,625, raising $6,082. We...
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