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UPO Board Election 20202020-07-01T16:31:39+00:00
Be the CHANGE you want to see in your COMMUNITY

JOIN THE UPO BOARD

Find out more at our:

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

LIVE on Facebook: fb.com/UPOinDC

RSVP at communityelections@upo.org to join the Webex event

You can become the voice of residents with low incomes who are striving towards the middle class.

If you live in Wards 1-6 or 8B, this can be your chance to make a difference, helping DC residents become self-sufficient.

Our team will answer all of your questions.

We appreciate you!

Here’s your chance to become a UPO Ambassador:

A vocal champion and supporter of our programs and initiatives in the wider community

ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
PRINT PDF APPLICATION HERE
  • We run the city’s largest Early Head Start program.

  • We prepare youth for college and careers.

  • We help people manage their money so they can build wealth and keep their homes.

  • Our job training and placement opens doors to the first job security these strivers have ever had. And we’re never “done” with them. They become part of the UPO Family for life.

Requirements for all members

  • Must be a DC resident who’s over 21 years old
  • Must live within one of the Election Service Areas accepting candidates
  • Must be able to complete and pass a background check

Commitment

  • Attend Full Board Meetings bi-monthly
  • Attend Board Committee Meetings: monthly or bi-monthly
  • Participate in at least 2 UPO-sponsored civic engagement events.

Areas of expertise we need

  • Affordable Housing
  • Fundraising & Resource Development
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Advocacy & Grass Root Organizing
  • Community Planning & Economic Development
  • DC Policy & Research
  • Early Learning & Education
  • Executive Administration (Finance & Human Resources)
  • Legal

See the press release for more details:

UPO BOARD ELECTION 2020 PRESS RELEASE

You want to do something important for your community?

ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
PRINT PDF APPLICATION HERE

21 Board Members represent all 8 Wards, the Public and Private Communities

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are democratically selected representatives of residents with low incomes, including one designated representative of the UPO Policy Council
0
are elected public officials or their representatives (1 member designated by DC’s Delegate in the US House of Representatives and 6 members designated by DC’s Mayor)
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are representatives of major groups and interests elected by the UPO Board
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