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We are educators. We are dream builders. We are opportunity makers and poverty fighters. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue and live sustainable, successful lives. We create paths that start the journey from dependence to self-sufficiency and economic independence.


We are
United Planning Organization.

Early Childhood Education

Putting children and their families on the path to healthy development and future success

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Youth Services

Empowering children and young adults to reach their full potential and build a better tomorrow

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Workforce Institute

Helping develop the knowledge and skills needed to get back on your feet and into a new career

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Community Health

Providing the resources and support needed to take better care of yourself and your family

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Housing Counseling

Guiding you through the purchase of a new home and opening the door to a brighter future

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Volunteer & Advocacy

Connecting you with opportunities to help those in need and lift up your community

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Could YOU survive on $8.00 a day?

It may seem unimaginable, but it’s a very real challenge for many DC residents living in extreme poverty.

For 55 years strong, UPO has stood at the forefront of the war on poverty — uniting people with opportunities to stand tall, dream big, and reach new heights. Over the decades, we have helped transform thousands of lives and made a real, lasting impact in the community.

Below are some of our accomplishments.

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million awarded in scholarships since 1990
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children served in early head start and head start
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number of individuals who received vocational training

Source: 2016 Annual Report