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UPO Lanzará una Conversación Comunitaria en Español para Residentes Hispanohablantes de DC

La oficina de Estrategia de UPO conducirá una Conversación Comunitaria el Jueves, Abril 2 de 6-8pm en la Biblioteca Mt. Pleasant (3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010) para residentes hispanohablantes.

El Estudio de Necesidades Comunitarias 2015 es una de las herramientas desarrolladas por UPO para medir el ambiente y la economía en el Distrito de […]

March 31, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Chooses UPO Site to Announce New Early Learning Network

By Akeya Dickson

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser selected the UPO Frederick Douglass Early Learning Center as the site to announce the official launch of the Early Learning Quality Improvement Network, a neighborhood-based hub network to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers and families, on Monday.

Introduced by UPO President Dana Jones, Mayor Bowser acknowledged Head Start’s 50 years […]

GlobalGiving Update: 49 Donors Reached! Help Us Reach the Rest of Our Goal

By Akeya Dickson

We have reached our goal in the GlobalGiving March Crowdfunding Challenge to benefit comfort items for the homeless! Exceeding our initial goal — 40 — we are more than halfway to our $5,000 goal.

If we raise $5,000 by Friday, March 27th, UPO will earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving.org, which has raised $168,450,999 […]

March 25, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

UPO POWER Students Will Participate in the LifeSmart State Championship in Seattle

By Kenny Carroll

We are proud to announce that the UPO POWER students, a program for young adults in the UPO Youth Services Division, won the state championship for LifeSmarts, a National Consumers League program that focuses on consumer rights and responsibilities, personal finance, technology, the environment and health and safety.

The State Championship was held at the […]

UPO Workforce Development Division Hosts Event at the UPO Building Careers Academy

By Akeya Dickson

The UPO Workforce Development Division hosted a “Meet the Employer” event at the UPO Building Careers Academy on Friday, March 20th. Guest speaker Sheryl Dove, Operations and HR Manager at the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) discussed qualifications, salary expectations, career advancement, trends and more with Building Careers Academy students.

Dove also interviewed […]

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UPO Will Participate in the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative Conference

By Akeya Dickson

UPO will participate in the 16th Annual Business Meeting and Community Conference hosted by the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, Inc. (FSFSC). Held 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, April 25th at the A. Kiger Savoy Elementary School on 2400 Shannon Pl. SE, Washington, DC, the event draws more than 600 attendees.

This […]

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UPO Will Host a Community Conversation Targeting Spanish-Speaking DC Residents

The UPO Office of Strategic Positioning will host a Community Conversation 6 pm-8 pm on Thursday, April 2 at the Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010) for Spanish-speaking residents.

The 2012 Needs Assessment is but one tool UPO developed to measure the environment and marketplace creating the fabric of the District of […]

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The UPO Adult Education & Training Division Hosts Hospitality Training Info Session

By Tavawyaha Batts

Are you looking for a new career? Enjoy working with the public? The UPO Adult Education & Training Division offers Hospitality and Tourism Training. Info sessions will be held at the UPO Anacostia Community Service Center located at 1649 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020. The next six-week session is scheduled for May 26th – […]

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UPO Raises Money to Benefit the DC Homeless

By Akeya Dickson

Fact: Even though homelessness has declined nationally, it’s rising in DC. UPO has been selected to participate in the March Global Giving Open Crowdfunding Challenge to help the homeless address needs that we can often take for granted.

UPO will provide the DC homeless with comfort items such as food and water, feminine hygiene items […]

March 17, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What’s New at UPO: The UPO Toastmasters Host a Meeting

By Akeya Dickson

The UPO Community Leaders Toastmasters Club will host a meeting 6 pm Tuesday at UPO’s Petey Greene Community Service Center (2907 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20032).

The UPO chapter of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization that helps to hone communication and public speaking skills, holds meetings 6 pm – 7 […]

March 16, 2015|Tags: , , |0 Comments