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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Foster GrandParents

Be the positive change in a child’s life!

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Comprehensive Treatment Center

The Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) is an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment program.

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UPO Inspire


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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.

million awarded in scholarships since 1990
children served in Early Head Start and Head Start
number of employment services provided
customers obtained jobs

Source: 2017 Annual Report

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