One Life. One Family. One Community.
The United Community Center is proud to celebrate 45 years of providing quality programs and making a difference in the lives of youth, seniors and families. After 44 years we have learned a lot; most importantly we know that actions speak louder than words and that our results speak for themselves. The measure of our success lies in the contributions that thousands of individuals and families continue to provide towards the growth and well being of this community.
We are steadfast in our mission to ensure students of this community are equipped and prepared to attend the best high schools and most academically challenging colleges. Our supportive programs for the entire family provide an environment to nurture these youth, fostering their ability to succeed in the future.
With growing support from the donor community, we will be able to sustain and enhance our programs. We are proud to be stewards of many contributions and support from a variety of individuals, organizations, and foundations. We take this investment seriously, and will see that an investment in this community is an investment in the future of our city. Successful students, active and healthy adults, and strong families create vibrant, dynamic, and prosperous communities, something from which everyone can benefit.
As we look ahead, we will continue to focus on the individuals we serve, work to understand and support the entire family, and help ensure that together we can improve the community where we all live, work and play.
This will happen ever day and starts with one person, many families, together forming one community. This will happen as we prepare each student for a successful academic career. This will happen as we help each senior to be active, healthy and independent. This will happen with every one of the more than 20,000 participants we serve each year. We will continue to change the future of this community-one life at a time!
Reaching Out to Milwaukee's South Side
Centro de la Comunidad Unida/United Community Center (UCC) provides programs to Hispanics and near south side residents of all ages in the areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development and health and human services. UCC helps people achieve their potential by focusing on cultural heritage as a means of strengthening personal development.
Of the more than 18,000 people who benefited from our programs last year, more than 90 percent are racial or ethnic minorities and more than 40 percent live at or below the poverty level.
Steady, thoughtful program and facilities growth has been one of UCC's greatest accomplishments. While providing a dependable source of support for generations of south side families, UCC has carefully expanded its mission and capacity. Established in 1970 as a youth recreation center, UCC has developed many program components in response to important community needs.