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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:

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

UPO Welcomes Bainum Family Foundation as New Partner

As part of its five-year, $10 million commitment to improve early childhood education across the District of Columbia, the Bainum Family Foundation has announced funding for six organizations that provide direct services in Wards 7 and 8 to families with infants and toddlers.

In collaboration with the Bainum Family Foundation, United Planning Organization’s Office of Early […]

March 15, 2016|0 Comments

UPO Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. In celebration, United Planning Organization is featuring women who are pursuing opportunities in “nontraditional careers” and are enrolled in UPO’s Building Careers Academy (BCA). BCA offers hands-on skills training programs in construction, plumbing, telecommunications and electrical trades.

These women are pioneers. History-makers. Join us as our female innovators share personal testimonies […]

March 10, 2016|0 Comments

Student Receives Internship with Smithsonian Institute

Former P.O.W.E.R. student, Lakeisha Thompson, has received an internship with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD!

Lakeisha earned this internship by making the Dean’s List in her first year in college and by working as a Citizen Scientist in the P.O.W.E.R. STEM collaborative with Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) and SERC. This program allowed […]

March 4, 2016|0 Comments