Front Line worker feeds Homeless Youth UPO Grandma Sandra UPO Foster Grandma Alice serving since 2014 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
Dana Jones, Andrea Thomas
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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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....
Sep 14, 2020
Bridging the Digital Divide
Until COVID-19, 200 UPO Foster Grandparents were annually serving 6,000 socio-economically disadvantaged children in Washington, DC. Engaged in tutoring, mentoring, social emotional support and...
Jul 15, 2020
Foster Grandparents virtual mentoring students
Until COVID-19 took hold 5 months ago 200 UPO Foster Grandparents were giving over 180,000 volunteer hours annually, serving over 15,000 social economically disadvantaged children at 60 volunteer...
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