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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
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

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

We deliver essential services every day

By Dervin Brown and Vanessa Austin | Shelter Hotline Program Mgr. and PSH Program Dir.

UPO helps people no matter what their situation. For example, we help people who are living on the streets; then we show them how to rise into stable housing and we provide wraparound services so they... Read the full report ›

White House Invites UPO's Foster Grandparents

By Zohar Rom | Writer/Editor

The White House asked our “Foster Grandparents” — senior volunteers who mentor children — to participate in the annual Easter Egg Roll. Our team helped children navigate the... Read the full report ›

"Helping People, Changing Lives ... every day"

By Dervin Brown and Vanessa Austin | UPO's SHL Program Manager and PSH Program Director

Here is the latest report on 2 facets of UPO’s programs to help people experiencing homelessness: Shelter Hotline and Permanent Supportive Housing. PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING How we help: Our... Read the full report ›
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