One Life. One Family. One Community.
Our agency has been built on love, traditions, and the goal of strengthening our families. For 47 years, each family we have served has had one thing in common: the desire to improve the life of their family, which is something we all want for those we love.
This past year has been no exception as we continue to serve and explore more ways in which we can best serve every individual, every family, and ultimately improve the greater community. Our drive to serve has led to significant changes and growth in services, and campus facilities. We are proud to be an agency focusing on comprehensive, quality programming for the families living in the areas surrounding our campus.
In September, we welcomed our largest student body to date with 1,350 students, including 55 new 6th graders at UCC Acosta Middle School, named after Dora and Israel “Shorty” Acosta, a family who has given so much to the agency. We also opened our second Latinas Unidas facility earlier this year, to serve even more women fighting to overcome addictions and seek recovery and a better life for their families.
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 ensure 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 will 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 to build a stronger community where we all live, work, and play.
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.