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
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:

Dec 28, 2021
Impact of Omicron variant on DCPS
It is likely that DC Public School (DCPS) will revert back to remote learning, because of the highly contagious Omicron variant, when they reopen after the holiday break on January 4, 2022. In...
Nov 3, 2021
UPO plans a new Affordable Housing Development
During the past quarter UPO’s Shelter Hotline team has diligently continued to protect people who live on the streets of DC. We check on their health, drive them to shelters and cooling centers,...
Sep 13, 2021
Overcoming the impact of COVID on learning
Children blossom with the help of UPO’s Foster Grandparents. They mentor children who need the most help with social-emotional skills, math, reading, and physical development. In School Year...
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