While our world has undoubtedly changed, our commitment to the community has remained the same. We are proud to continue to provide uninterrupted program offerings at our UP Center locations. Please note that face coverings are required at all times. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

The New UP Center Has Opened!

The New UP Center pays homage to the building’s roots by leaning into the industrial design with sleek concrete floors and spacious, exposed ceilings. The center is filled with art and encouraging words of affirmation, but what is even more impressive than the fresh façade is all of the extensive resources that the center provides. The expansive location accommodates a co-op Member Share Grocery Program, classrooms for workplace readiness development, a health clinic run by Treasure Coast Community Health, and a marketplace.

Annabel Robertson, UP’s Executive Director, commented, “The opening of the New UP Center is the result of many years of hard work and signifies the realization of a collaborative vision to create a center in our community to have partner organizations come together to better serve our neighbors in need. I am thankful for all of the community support UP has received that made this dream a reality.”

The upgrade and expansion from the old location located across the street on US1 will allow UP to provide programs and services to over 1,000 families a day who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. The new facility will provide increased classroom space, allowing the organization to expand its innovative workforce development program, the Success Training Employment Program (STEP). The larger location will also allow UP to double access to their co-op Member Share Grocery Program. Campaign General Chair and Board Member Don Drinkard noted, “Raising the significant funds needed to build this facility resulted from a group of volunteers making a substantial commitment of time, treasure and talent. They believe as I do that this facility will be something our community will be proud of for many years to come.”