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Giving Back to the
Community Collaborations (Collabs)
While our other programs aim to benefit young black professionals, UPC Collaborations (Collabs for short) is our platform to make a greater impact on the local community as a whole. As we support our members in building relationships and wealth, our members are constantly looking for opportunities to pay it forward in their community using their time, income, or both. At the same time, there are a plethora of local community organizations that are lacking in monetary or people support. UPC aims to be an organization that can bridge the gap with existing community outlets, connecting our members to help fill their needs, and ultimately bringing about the changes we want to see take place. Examples of community programs can include but are not limited to youth mentoring, group volunteering at food banks, donation drives, targeted support of local black businesses, and even mentor-led financial education workshops at a local high school.
Community Youth Advance:
Mentoring to Manhood
"Mentoring to Manhood (M2M) was founded in 2005 by four men concerned about the plight and limited future of boys in the African American community. M2M provides weekly tutoring, group mentoring activities and family support to more than 150 middle and high school-aged boys. M2M is one of the largest mentoring programs successfully responding to the needs of young boys in Prince George’s County"
Black MEN Network
Black MEN Network - Intelligence Working Together is the leadership organization supporting the more than 1,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing poverty, education, isolation, and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with core members and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, professional resources, and safety checks that enable America's communities of color to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Our mission is to empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the communities of color they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.
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