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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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Feb 8, 2021
Homeless in DC coping with COVID
UPO’s Shelter Hotline continued to providing life-sustaining support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness across Washington DC, hard hit by the pandemic, maintaining 24/7...
Jan 7, 2021
UPO's Foster Grandparents continue to thrive
Until COVID-19, 200 UPO Foster Grandparents were annually serving 6,000 socio-economically disadvantaged children in Washington, DC. Engaged in tutoring, mentoring, social and emotional support and...
Oct 14, 2020
How the pandemic has affected the DC Homeless
During the COVID pandemic UPO’s Shelter Hotline has been focusing much more effort on outreach services to address the needs of un-sheltered clients in the streets, encampments and other places....
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