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UPO by the Numbers

For more than 60 years, the United Planning Organization has been at the forefront of the war on poverty — helping change the lives of thousands of Washington, DC residents.

Through a broad array of more than 30 programs and services, we help customers get jobs, learn new skills, and find and stay in affordable housing. We teach financial literacy and offer early learning and adult education. We help send high school students to college and keep our seniors physically and mentally active. And much, much more!

From newborn babies to our most senior adults, when you’re a part of the UPO family, we wrap our arms around you and are with you every step of the way.


UPO’s Washington: A city of thriving communities and self-sufficient residents


We are educators.

We are dream builders.

We are opportunity makers and poverty fighters.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance to pursue and live sustainable, successful lives.

We create paths that start the journey from dependence to self-sufficiency and economic independence.

We are United Planning Organization.

As the designated community action agency (CAA) for Washington, DC, UPO has touched thousands of lives over the years

Community Action embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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Individuals placed in jobs in 2014
Volunteer service hours in 2014
Average starting wage of IT Help Desk graduate

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