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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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UPO Workforce Institute

Looking for a CAREER?

Need a JOB?  New SKILLS?

UPOWFI can help you!

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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 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 employment services provided
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customers obtained jobs

Source: 2017 Annual Report

United Planning Organization Community Needs Assessment Survey 2018

The United Planning Organization completes a comprehensive community needs assessment every three years. Viewed as a critical element of the strategic planning process, The community needs assessment will be used as a tool for programming, restructuring, and planning by managers, staff, and the Board of Directors for 2018-2023. The 2018 Community Needs Assessment will be utilized to determine the future direction and extent of programs and activities to be undertaken by UPO. 

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