Help Umoja Peace Center Plant Seeds and Grow Dreams!
“Best day ever! Today we had a very interesting class session. We talked about what a perfect community would look like.”–Khabirah
“Working as a summer intern so far I have seen what it is like to work as an adult and how to pay attention to detail. Last week at the computer programming workshop I learned how to code which is a very import skill to have.”–Malcom
“Yesterday we had a community discussion about how things are and what things need to be. So we are all working together to create a better community as the short term goal and a better place to live as the long term goal.”–
These are words from a few of the youth interns who benefit from Umoja Peace Center’s Young Geniuses program.
From coding workshops that bridge the digital divide–to international art projects–to embracing our global citizenry, the Umoja Peace Center (UPC) Young Geniuses program is providing high quality learning opportunities to youth in our community. It takes a village to raise a child and UPC is the village we need right now.
UPC fulfills a unique niche in Seattle as an organization devoted to building job skills, confidence and cultural pride in young people of African descent. Why is building cultural pride so important? Because in the words of Marcus Garvey, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” UPC builds strong roots by helping young people realize their full potential. Through education enhancement projects that build marketable skills, self confidence, cultural pride and identity, UPC is creating future leaders and innovators.
UPC needs funds to pay for learning materials for our Young Geniuses workshops and for expenses related to taking youth on field trips to gain knowledge and new experiences. Your support is critical to realizing the vision of a vibrant community of lifelong learners whose creativity and ingenuity have a positive impact our local and global community.
You can learn more about the ways UPC is changing lives at: http://umojapeacecenter.com.
Will you make an investment in our future by supporting the UPC Young Geniuses program? Can you help with a donation of $5, $10 or even $25 today?
A UPC supporter has helped us get the ball rolling by donating $5,000! Our goal is to match this amount and raise an additional $5,000 by December 31st, 2014.
Giving is easy. You can do so online at: DONATE TO UPC
Go to: Make a donation today! Then choose Umoja Peace Center from the “I am donating for” drop down menu. You can give with a debit or credit card. Seattle Neighborhood Group (SNG) is the fiscal sponsor for UPC and all donations are tax deductible.
You can also mail a check payable to Umoja Peace Center:
Umoja PEACE Center
c/o Seattle Neighborhood Group
1810 E. Yesler Way
Seattle WA 98122
Reference: TAX ID # 94-3098473
With your donation we can expand our reach and provide more educational programs and opportunities for young people.
Thank you so much for your support!