Archive for March 2014

Up Center Books: The Power of Second Chances

Everyone deserves a second chance, and yet sometimes those second chances aren’t easy to come by. Realizing he needed to care for his two young children, Darfeis Williams wanted to make a change, but his criminal background proved an obstacle he just couldn’t overcome on his own. “I ended […]

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The Up Center Receives Darden Foundation Community Grant

The Up Center has been selected to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants, which operates over 21,000 restaurants. The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant […]

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Teen Poetry Slam to Focus on National Youth AIDS Awareness

YOUTH CRY TEEN SLAM: INJUSTICE IN THE CITY Teens address past, current and future??? social and civic injustices through spoken word poetry during The Youth Cry!  Injustice In The City Poetry Slam. Saturday, April 5, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. New Calvary Baptist Church 800 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, […]

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Team Up: Mentoring Makes a Difference

A mentor inspires and shows that obstacles can be overcome, small or large. Lisa Marie Otto knew she had something to offer when she was matched with 12-year-old Patience in 2009. “I’ve always wanted to mentor a child in need, and Patience was the perfect match for […]

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Free Dental Clinic in Suffolk

Saturday, March 8, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (see screening info below) King’s Fork Middle School, Suffolk Patients will line up outside the building and wait their turn to see a dentist on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a news release. No child care or food […]

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The Up Center Offices to Close Early

To help ensure the safety of our staff and clients safe during the inclement weather, all agency offices and operations of The Up Center will close today, March 3, at 1:00 p.m. and will reopen tomorrow, March 4, at 10:00 a.m.

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