We're seeking individuals interested in serving on
the UPO Board of Directors as a representative of low-income residents.
We currently have positions open in Ward 7 and Ward 8A.
Interested applicants should complete the application in
order to be considered for inclusion on the ballot.
These board members are elected by residents of the
community and then approved by the board.
About UPO's BoD
Since 1962, UPO has been in the forefront of the war on
poverty. We keep our pulse on the community by employing a
philosophy of "maximum feasible participation," to solicit
input and participation of DC residents in the selection, development and
implementation of programs and services.
UPO BoD Structure
UPO's Board of Directors is governed by a 21-member
tripartite structure. Members represent Washington, DC's eight wards and
the public and private communities:
1/3 democratically selected representatives of low-income
residents, including one designated representative of the UPO Policy
1/3 elected public officials or their representatives (one
(1) member designated by the Delegate, D.C. US House of Representatives
and six (6) members designated by the Mayor of D.C.); and
1/3 representatives of major groups and interests elected
by the UPO Board.
UPO's board is comprised of passionate individuals
whose responsibility is to ensure that UPO assesses and responds to the
causes and conditions of poverty in the District, and remain fiscally and
Becoming a board member is only one of the many ways to
help us eradicate poverty. Your financial support allows us to
improve our programs and services and create new pathways
to "unite people with opportunities."