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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

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Apr 6, 2023
When You Help Seniors Learn, They Help Kids Learn
“This class has given me new skills so I can help the children. I have always enjoyed technology but I never had the opportunity to learn in an environment geared toward people my age. The...
Mar 17, 2023
"She Turned Her Life Around" + We Protect People
I’m about to introduce you to Charlette. A few years ago, her life was in chaos; now she feels like a success. Her turnaround shows the power of UPO’s highly effective Permanent Supportive...
Nov 28, 2022
Senior Mentors Help Students RISE!
Your generous gifts from the heart are “very well-spent,” says UPO Foster Grandma Cassandra Gentry. See what she means in her emotional video: She is one of...
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