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Overcoming Common Barriers to Self-Sufficiency


Presented by Daniel Ofori-Addo, Director of UPO’s Office of Performance Management

The presentation was originally shared during the 2016 Community Action Partnership Convention in Austin, Texas.

As the Director of UPO’s Office of Performance Management, Daniel and his team are constantly thinking of innovative ways to improve the organization’s strategies for addressing issues of poverty and helping our customers on their path to self-sufficiency.

2015 Community Needs Assessment


Created by UPO’s Office of Strategic Positioning

United Planning Organization completes a comprehensive needs assessment every three years.

Stakeholders from throughout the city are asked to participate through surveys, focus groups, interviews and conversations intended to solicit input for agency planning and program development.