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What's New at UPO: Building Careers Academy and Wise Young Builders

By Akeya Dickson

The state-of-the-art Building Careers Academy had long been on Elijah Moses’ wish list of learning spaces to host his Wise Young Builders program…until now. 480 more words


The Fear of Love and All His Merry Friends (for Michael Brown)

I’m letting go
To see if you’ll hold on to me
Hold my shoulder, spin me around

I’m reigning in
To know how far you’ll go… 86 more words


What's New at UPO: Help Desk Program Graduate Lands a Job With the World Bank

By Akeya Dickson

UPO’s DC YouthTech Training Program — which is held in partnership with the H.O.P.E. Project — boasts yet another success story.

We are proud to announce that Roger Coleman, who matriculated through the program, starts a new job on Monday as an IT Operations Technical Support Specialist as a result of the training and expertise that he learned in through the YouthTech Program. 81 more words


Shed A Tear For Mike

I wonder if my parents are frightened everyday when I leave the house. I wonder if they say I love you at the end of every conversation believing it will be our last. 267 more words

My hands are up!

Its been a difficult day, not because of any one particular thing, but because of many things. I think about the tasks on my immediate “ToDo” list and none of them seem to keep my interest. 729 more words

What's New at UPO: Building Careers Academy Students Dress for Success

By Akeya Dickson

Nearly 20 students from UPO’s Building Careers Academy participated in Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Citywide Hiring Fair on Wednesday, July 30th at the Walter E. 87 more words


What's New at UPO: POWER Students Double as Cover Models for the Smithsonian

By Akeya Dickson

Students from the POWER program in UPO’s Youth Services Division will be featured as the cover story in Shorelines, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s publication. 101 more words