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Upward Community Services

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1148 N Columbia Street Covington LA 70433 USA


To improve the lives of the working poor in washington and st tammany parish by giving them the opportunity ans exposure needed to break the cycle of poverty, crime, neglect and substance abuse.


The entity provides eight weeks of summer camps caters to at risk children. We host an average of 100 children that learn arts and crafts, bible study, character building, conflict resolution swimming and other outdoor activities. The children are two hot meals and a snack during the day. Our teen councelors are given job, resume and interview training as well as a college tour at the end of the summer.

our drug and alcohol rehabilitation program services an average of 60 men each year. Of this number, approxiamately 15 will complete the program and graduate. Enrollees are taught tools to overcome their addictions in daily classes as well as participate in rewarding work activites. This program is instrumental in helping men be restored to their family with new hope.

our after school homework assistance and mentoring program serves an average of 25 children per day during the school year. The childrenare provided after school snacks, homework assistance and tutoring in weak subject areas as well as other various enrichment activites.

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