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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Development - Business, Youth Development - Citizenship

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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Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Former staff

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.