Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits the United Planning Organization’s Headstart Program...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits the United Planning Organization’s Headstart Program at the Developing Families Center

Invitation only event.


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WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be visiting a United Planning Organization (UPO) Headstart site at the Developing Families Center (DFC) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

DC Developing Families is the only known maternal care model in the country that combines a birthing center with early childhood development. The Developing Families Center promotes the empowerment of low-income families through the collaboration of three nonprofit service providers: the Family Health and Birth Center, Healthy Babies Project, and UPO Early Childhood Development Program.

Justice Sotomayor will tour the facility and meet with faculty and volunteers.

“Knowing that Justice Sotomayor is an advocate for maternal health, we are honored to welcome her to our center. DCF is an example of community action at its best; collaboration with multiple partners in targeted communities to produce quality outcomes for children and families.” Dana Jones, President and CEO, United Planning Organization, Community Action Agency for Washington, DC.

The United Planning Organization (UPO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the Community Action Agency for the residents of Washington, DC. Since its establishment in 1962, UPO has provided community programs and services to facilitate the growth and promotion of self-reliance for Washington DC Citizens. UPO operates Headstart and early development programs, eco-friendly initiatives as well as neighborhood-based community services.

Visit http://www.upo.org for more information.

SOURCE United Planning Organization

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits the United Planning Organization’s Headstart Program at the Developing Families Center