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Unified Progress International (UPI) Education Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Education, Youth Development

Mission: Making a difference, today: - Unified… Working together, leaving no one behind, - Progress… Advancing, evolving, pioneering, - International…Culturally and ethnically diverse, - Education…Facilitating, training, improving. Our Core Purpose To prepare our youth & teens for living successfully in the world. OUR MISSION Improving and sustaining a healthy global community through the advancement of Life Skills Solutions™ and a culture of human kindness. OUR VISION To ensure that every young person has the opportunity to “Unleash the Power Inside” themselves and become self-assured, educated citizens and successful role models for their peers and future generations of our global community. Why UPI? Our youths success stories are their legacies. UPI Education Middle School DiversityOur Life Skill Solutions™ Training is gifting youths with tools they need to be successful by: • Equipping students with Life Skill Solutions™ — helping them to attain higher grades and awaken their intellectual and creative abilities to the fullest extent. • Teaching students how to maintain and develop self-control, self-motivation, self-reliance, and how to better understand not only the value of a good education but the value of being a good citizen of the world. • Providing students with a practical understanding of responsibility and accountability, including financial literacy and how together these yield self-empowerment. • Enabling students to understand that their responsibility is to compete and excel academically, technically, athletically, in the arts, sciences, and on every level – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. • Providing students with UPI Education’s unique “Summer Camp,” where in addition to the UPI Education life skills curriculum, we expose them to music, art, aviation, boating and sports. • Providing school teachers/administrators, parents/guardians, and youth mentors with Life Skill Solutions™ training that will help to improve their teaching and nurturing ability and communication skills i.e “Train the Trainer”. • Providing customized seminars and workshops for colleges/universities, companies and organizations i.e. “Professional Development”  UPI serves all children and youth especially the underprivileged whom without UPI may never be directed in introspection/understanding of self, leadership, STEAM, higher education, career paths, or extra-curricular school activities. Today's Youth are Tomorrow's parents. Read More: http://upieducation.org/about-us/

Results:  Has the highest GuideStar Rating - that of Platinum 2017.  Along with UPI Verified Partners provide community programming which impacts 800+ individuals annually.  UPI utilizes donations and 'in-kind' resources, including 15 UPI Verified Partnerships in offering viable services to the public.  Has trained more than 30 adults as certified UPI Facilitators - in providing UPI Life Skills Solutions™ training programs for school students, teachers, parents, community centers and UPI summer camps.  Selected by Arizona State Representative Mark Anderson, to help create State House Bill #HR2743 requiring Life Skills training for all Arizona public school students 2006.  2006 UPI became an Arizona Department of Education 'Preferred Provider' with approval to provide UPI Life Skills Solutions™ training within Arizona Public and Chartered Schools.  Began youth programming activities with South Phoenix Youth Center (SPYC) 2010. Providing the City of Phoenix community and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation with 'FREE' UPI Training Services re. Life Skills Solutions™ training, parenting seminars, cultural plays and Summer Leadership Camps for youth and families.  Partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) providing mentorship and UPI Life Skills Solutions™ training at the Steve Harvey Foundation’s Annual Youth Development program, for African-American boys and their single Mom's from cities across America 2010.  Partnered with City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation (i.e. South Phoenix Youth Center, Harmon Park Community Center, Harmon Park Library and Camp Colley) in providing (FREE) Summer Leadership Camps for 50 under-served area Teens (14-17 years of age, male/female, African-American, Latino and White, 'Free-Lunch School' recipients) 2014 and 2015.  Is one of two Recipients of the Arizona Department of Education, Character Education Specialty Plate Fund Grant 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Has received 2015, 2016 and 2017 'Top Rated Nonprofit Award' as awarded by Great Nonprofits.  During the Summer of 2017 (with two UPI Partners, KomputerEd Tools and Linking Sports & Communities) we conducted two (2) STEM Summer Camp programs. One for 116 students (grades 2-11) conducted at ASU Lattie Coor Building and another for 12 teens at the Golden Gate Community Center. Sponsors included State Farm, The Arizona Community Foundation, The Phoenix AKARAMA Foundation, Arizona State, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, PepsiCo, Intel, SRP, On Semi-Conductor, American Public Works Association Diversity Committee, B Sweets Catering and The Safe Haven Foundation.

Target demographics: our children and youth develop skills to improve their future prospects

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 125 children and students.

Geographic areas served: a national capacity, with intention to expand globally,

Programs: Life Skills Solutions™

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure to work with this organization. Their community involvement with youth has been thoughtful and heartfelt, while maintaining an organized business perspective.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of the Board of Advisors for many years, I am a big believer in the mission fo UPI. Helping to mentor, guide and steer our at risk youth is one of the best ways to ensure a better future for them and for our communities. UPI is making an impact and I am proud to be associated with their efforts!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with UPI as an Advisor for nearly 10 years. I am a big believer in UPI's mission to help disadvantaged youth by giving them mentors, motivation and on the right track to educational and life success. I am also a big supporter of Frank Crump, founder of UPI, a man of vision and integrity whom I have now known for over 30 years.

Safeer M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very unique program for individuals and the community at large. Education and self-empowerment are two main keys to success and UPI does it better than any other similar organizations that I've come in contact with in over 30 years as a community organizer, educator, and activist.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

UPI Education continues to excel and deliver with modern contemporary services, that are critically needed in the undersreved and disadvantaged communities.

It's my sincere hope that UPI continues to recieve strong consideration and sponsorship support, that will continue to benefit many for years to come.

Christopher Hawk
President
Small Business & Retirement plans Foundation

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

UPI has been an extremely key to the educational network of our communities statewide-wide. This organization has been fundamental to teaching diverse populations of students coupled with a myriad of integrated learning principles, methodologies and strategies to increase the opportunity of success . UPI teaches the core values that often times are over-looked in our educational institutions. My experience with UPI has been stellar , always providing a pipeline to student achievement.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have known UPI's founder for years and have seen his dedication to his goal of improving the lives of children in his community first hand. UPI's curriculum is proven to work and has produced measurable improvements in children's academic performance. UPI has assembled a leadership of team which shares its founders vision and devotion to improving educational achievement levels for children and with it, the future prospects for those children to have rewarding and successful futures as adults.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

UPI does a fantastic job of preparing elementary school students for not only the rigors of higher learning, but also for thriving in life after school. Frank Crump is an experienced leader who is committed to ensuring that all kids have a fair chance to succeed and excel in school.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Have worked first hand with UPI, both with the leadership and their capable and devoted staff. They are doing exceptional work to impact the lives of young people here in the Phoenix Metro area.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

United Progressive International Education, Inc. is a leading force for child advocacy and education for African American children in Arizona. The leadership of UPI is focused, courageous, creative and models the way when it comes to bringing people together around common problems that need to be solved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Frank Crump is an honest and dedicated leader, who has nurtured UPI through the years, enabling it to provide enhanced and education to children in need.

Donor

Rating: 5

UPI Educational has changed the trajectory of some 16 to 20 yrs old Urban youth lives;with introduction of Positive life skills so they do not become " at Risk Individuals ". Chris Smith. RPH. DE.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with this true grass roots organization for years and laud all the folks that serve in whatever capacity to help our youth to Unleash the Power Inside...

With greater support this group has the potential to expand its good work and hope it has increased success in obtaining resources to spread its influence.

Great leadership, simple, attainable goals give this organization the focus that has enabled them to achieve the stellar results they have attained to date.


Keep up the great selfless work, we all benefit!

Ralph A.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had the honor to serve as an advisor to UPI for the last 8 years. During that time I have witnessed their leader, Frank Crump, start UPI with virtually nothing and through sheer guts and determination build it into a powerful organization. Frank has overcome many obstacles and through the years has been able to attract other professionals to assist with expanding the vision of UPI to provide Life Skills Solutions™ to youths that need kindness, love, understanding, and guidance. Frank is a man "who speaks softly and carries a big stick". I would give him and UPI my strongest endorsement.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

UPI has worked relentlessly with inner city youth to instill a positive mental attitude, strong work ethic and to strive to achieve their goals.

Yorick Hempstead

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My experience has been very good with the UPI organization. They are responsive and strategic with serving the education needs of the community, most importantly the needs of children. I look forward to doing great things for under-served children with UPI in the not to distant future and beyond.

Patrice R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy to have the opportunity to serve the community under the auspices of UPI. UPI Education has brought about a no-nonsense approach to education in our community. Our children have a practical approach to learn about themselves and their family and how to be a successful citizen and powerful member of our society.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am excited about the lives that UPI is touching. As a team member, I couldn't be more proud. Our youth are our future and we must be involved with them. Thanks Frank for your vision.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has been one of the best to have ever happened to me! The staff and leadership is out of this world and they provided so many resources.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great program that's helping a lot of kids! The focus of the program directly addresses the practical needs of the population it serves.

Advisor

Rating: 5

UPI is a vital non-profit for education that is working to better the educational system as whole in regard to engaging programming, dynamic teacher training, and progressive public policy approaches to improve educational outcomes and effectively measure student success!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

UPI is a great organization aimed at supporting youth and the community. The Life skills training has help improve the lives of many of the participants of the program. Frank Crump and Team are doing a great job!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I served as a facilitator for the U PI curriculum at Create Academy Charter School. It was loved by staff and stufents alike. The impact on the students was nothing short of phenomenal

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

The President has never allowed me to read any of the curriculum. So I have no idea whether what is being taught is relevant to what children need to know.

Rather than just take somebody's word for it, I would like to see the details for myself. Why the President has chosen not to send a copy of the curriculum to me has never been explained. And frankly, that seems rather suspicious.