NATIONAL URBAN COALITION FOR UNITY AND PEACE

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 2834 Sylvan Road Suite 2 East Point GA 30344 USA

Mission: The National Urban Coalition for Unity and Peace, (N.U.C.U.P.) was establish in 1986 for the purpose of addressing the needs of disadvantaged teenagers, and to help lessen neighborhood tensions due to gang violence and drug use. Emphasis is placed on drug awareness and prevention since these are the number one enemies of all time in America. In addition, school dropout rates among teenagers is alarming. As a result, a program was enacted to encourage the continuation of the educational process through alternative methods such as vocational and night schools. We also encourage individuals to pursue a graduate equivalent diploma (GED). It was soon realized that working with teenagers ages 15 to 18 was not as productive as desired. Most teenagers have already formed opinions about life, and were greatly influenced by their peers rather than authoritive figures. In 1988, the focus was changed to a younger age group, and NUCUP adopted the motto: "It is Easier to Build a Child, Than to Repair an Adult".
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Rating: 4 stars  

Just proud to be associated with an organization dedicated to helping young people. This program mentors students not only in academics, but also strenghens there overall social and emotional development.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the positive affects this program has had in the growth of my students as an elementary school teacher.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would secure more grants so this organization could continue the good work they are doing in the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I enjoyed being with NUCUP and feel that it will always be a home for me. I have seen the success stories of former students and the date validates its sustainability. There is no way a program can maintain for 20+ years without the immaculate leadership and organization this non-profit exhibits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The after-school program, the Christmas program and the one-time grant funding it received in the excess of $25,000.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

NUCUP is one of the longest standing and better ran organizations that it has been my pleasure to work with, I have worked with them for more than 15 years. The children of East Point, Ga. has been blessed for 22 years, with educational and social needs in their community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My grand children, grand nieces, nephews and church members

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask for a larger facility and more volunteers

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping children

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it could help 10 million people

Ways to make it better...

we had more space

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough money to do more things

One thing I'd also say is that...

Minister Lewis the founder is a great mentor for the children and a God send for the parents

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have a lot of different jobs at NUCUP. I was a NUCUP kid when I was younger. Now I just volunteer at the after school program. I did the summer camp.NUCUP is a place to have fun and also learn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was a NUCUP kid when I was younger. I have been with NUCUP for a long time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this program for the last four years. It started out as a volunteer requirement for a college course I was taking. I stayed on because, I saw the impact it had one motivating and educating mostly underprivileged children on the value of education, hardwork, and respect for the community. In the community, NUCUP has been shaping young minds to suceed for over twenty years. We need more organizations like NUCUP that make a difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2009. I seen children who were once "NUCUP" kids, become college grads. Some even return to volunteer from time to time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only problem I see with the organization is a lack of staff. This problem occurs because lack of funding, donations, grants. If only local, state, and federal governments would recognize the importance of such organizations and their impact.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is the interaction with the youth.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They all had love for the children. Trying to convey NUCUP values.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

WOW!!!!! If NUCUP had that kind of money, We could probably create on of the countries largest and most effective, alternative learning centers for kids in the country.

Ways to make it better...

We had more resources.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I plan to give more of my time and money to help NUCUP.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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