United Planning Organization

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Employment
  • Homeless & Housing


2907 Martin Luther King Jr. AveAdvocacy and Volunteer ServicesWashington, DC 20032 United States



Organization Information

Mission Statement

Uniting People with Opportunities


The United Planning Organization, the designated community action agency for Washington, DC, was established December 10, 1962 to plan, coordinate, and implement human services programs for low-income residents in the Nation's Capital. For over 50 years, UPO has been in the forefront of the war on poverty. As the catalyst for economic security and growth for all Washington, DC residents, UPO has laid the groundwork for innovative social service programs such as weatherization and energy conservation services, Head Start, workforce development training and youth development.


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