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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)

Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
United States / Food Security
UPO Beaver Scholarship
United States / Education
Project Leaders
Mervyn Myers
Mervyn Myers
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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Jun 8, 2021
Computer Literacy Training for Foster Grandparents
With the help of our projects contribution of the funds we raised with your help during our March 2021 Little by Little Campaign, UPO’s Campaign to provide laptops and support accessories...
May 5, 2021
DC Homeless receive COVID-19 Vaccinations
The homeless population in DC has benefited tremendously from the increased availability of COVID19 vaccine. As of April 23, 2021 at total of  4,323 doses had been administered to individuals...
Mar 8, 2021
Addressing digital divide impact on low-income communities
During the fall of 2020 UPO Foster Grandparents assisted in the distribution of 649 tablets to students at Elementary schools provided by the CARES Act to support remote learning. They also assisted...
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