United Planning Organization

The United Planning Organization (UPO) is the community action agency for the District of Columbia. It is the agency's mission to unite people with opportunties that lead to self sufficiency. UPO supports youth through educational and empowerment opportunities, raising college scholarships for low-income students, and health, housing, and employment assistance for families living in poverty.

Office location: 

301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC



Support services: 

Academic skills
College preparation
College completion

DCPS schools served: 

  • Anacostia High School
  • Ballou High School
  • Eastern High School
  • Kelly Miller Middle School
  • Kramer Middle School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Ron Brown Middle School

DC public charter schools served: 

  • Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS
  • Center City PCS Congress Heights Campus
  • Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Upper
  • Friendship Collegiate Academy - Woodson
  • National Collegiate PCS
  • Richard Wright PCS
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS

Hours of Operation: 

During school
After school
Weekends and holidays

Days of Operation: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Months of Operation: 

Academic school year

DC wards served: 

7, 8

Ages served: 

Under 4-18+

Grades served: