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Meet Altavia! She Moved to Employment!

Altavia Long had recently quit her job and was running an informal catering business to make ends meet. She was referred by a friend to our Culinary Arts training program and quickly signed up!

During the 12-week program, Altavia committed to learning about the proper preparation, storage and serving techniques for different food types. She completed […]

September 6, 2016|0 Comments

Culinary Arts Program Offers Cooking Demonstration

United Planning Organization is proud to partner with Saint Elizabeths Hospital to share healthier eating choices with the clients and community.

Chef Jerald Thomas, UPO Culinary Arts Instructor, did a food demonstration for 23 attendees. Assisted by a current culinary arts student, Chef Jerald prepared vegetarian quesadillas with spinach, caramelized onions & portabella mushroom with fresh […]

May 24, 2016|0 Comments

UPO staff shines bright at It Takes a City: DC Does it Best

Four UPO early learning classrooms received awards at “It Takes a City: DC Does it Best” institute hosted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

The classrooms were recognized for earning excellent scores through an industry-recognized classroom assessment scoring system.

The award-winning classrooms are in our Anacostia High School, Ballou High School, Edgewood and Marie […]

May 23, 2016|0 Comments

Beavers Scholarship Recipients Graduate College

United Planning Organization proudly celebrates the graduation of two previous Joseph A. Beavers’ Scholarship recipients!!

Erica Davis, a 2011 recipient, graduated from the University of Kansas and Bryon Ford, a 2012 recipient, graduated from Morehouse College.

The UPO Joseph A. Beavers’ Scholarship awards ambitious Washington, D.C. students who aspire to change the quality […]

May 15, 2016|0 Comments

Building Careers Academy Graduates Spring Students

The Building Careers Academy proudly introduced a new group of skilled workforce professionals. Students in the latest group of graduates are certified in the following specialties:

Plumbing
Electrical
Telecommunications
Facilities maintenance

May 14, 2016|0 Comments

May is National Community Action Month!

In August of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which created Community Action Agencies and a variety of programs to fight poverty.

United Planning Organization was designated as the area’s Community Action Agency, as UPO had been serving the national capital area since December of 1962.

This month we’ll share opportunities for you […]

May 2, 2016|0 Comments