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Community Leadership Academy

The UPO Community Leadership Academy promotes Leadership, Empowerment and Advocacy through training and community opportunities. The sessions are geared towards residents who are looking to make a difference in their communities through advocacy, organizing and leadership efforts.

The United Planning Organization Community Leadership academy includes:

  • Basic Training Course Sessions
    • Effective Communication
    • Leadership Traits
    • Personal Branding & Networking
    • Advocacy & Community Organizing
    • Family Bonding in the Community
  • Topic-Focused Sessions: Based on concerns of residents, current issues.

Sessions include but are not limited to:

  • Housing Rights
  • Community Accountable
  • Community Development
  • Public Policies
  • Community Forums/Town Hall Meetings: Hosts meetings with city officials and community leaders
  • Policy Forums: Hosts forums with panel of experts to discuss policies addressing topics contributing to poverty in our local communities

2015 Facing Poverty Forums

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 “Poverty & Healthcare”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 “Poverty the New Generation Civil Rights Movement”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 “Poverty and the Media – who’s telling the story”

For more information, call the Community Leadership Academy at 202-231-7946.

Toastmasters Program

The UPO Community Leaders Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members of the community are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Our goal is to develop the future community leaders.

How does Toastmasters Work?

Through participation in the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program, people from all backgrounds learn to speak effectively, communicate and listen. In business, these skills can help individuals to conduct a meeting, manage a department or business, lead, delegate and motivate.

Leadership skills acquired through participation in the UPO Community Leaders Toastmasters Club will increase participants’ management potential. It will enhance your ability to communicate effectively with community members, family members and loved ones.

As a Toastmaster, you will acquire an increased ability to communicate, lead, motivate and persuade. Members of Toastmasters have access to a wide range of educational materials, including books, audio and videotapes as well as seminar programs available at reduced cost through the Toastmasters International Supply Catalog.

Club meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (6 pm – 7 pm) at the UPO “Petey” Greene Community Service Center located at 2907 Martin Luther King Jr., Ave., SE Washington DC, 20032.

For more information on joining the Toastmaster’s Program, visit the UPO Community Leaders Toastmasters Club website or call 202-231-7946.