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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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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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The Up Center Board Appoints New CEO

The Up Center today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tina Gill as President & Chief Executive Officer effective April 1. She will succeed Ed Welp, who retires after a 24-year tenure as the agency’s head on March 28. “Tina is a proven leader with […]

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Created Equal: A Community Conversation About Freedom & Equality in America

Join the YWCA South Hampton Roads for a cultural discussion surrounding our mission: “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” Don’t miss this exciting panel presentation moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, Executive Producer and Host of “Another View”. The presentation will […]

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The Up Center Awarded for Extraordinary Service

The Norfolk State University WoMen’s Economic Development Center serves as an innovative forum for aiding women to realize their full potential; serving as a one-stop resource facility that will coach, encourage and train participants as they maneuver through services and accomplish their goals. The goal of the […]

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Child Abuse Prevention & Infant Safe Sleep Seminar

Child Abuse Prevention & Infant Safe Sleep Seminar Thursday, March 6 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:15) Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Conference Center Auditorium A 1 Bernardine Drive Newport News, VA 23608 Presenters: Wendy Gunther, MD, Pediatric Pathologist, VDH Michelle Clayton, MD, MPH, Children’s […]

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Free Refinance & Foreclosure Prevention Event

Free One-Day Event Saturday, March 22 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Up Center Ghent Office 222 W. 19th Street Norfolk, VA 23517 757.622.7017 Know Your Options: Get a face-to-face appointment with: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Underwriters (foreclosure prevention, re-finance) Credit/Financial Counseling (HUD approved counselors) Wells Fargo […]

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Free Practical Parenting Webinars From CHKD

CHKD Practical Parenting FREE Web-based Sessions This FREE web series is designed especially for busy parents and parents-to-be. Learn from CHKD experts and pediatricians how to support your child’s health and well-being – all from the comfort of your computer. Listen in or ask questions about your own child. New and […]

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Foster Care & Adoption: The Making of a Family

Leola Brooks, a seasoned foster care provider through The Up Center, understood the suffering of youth in foster care. She knew that when they arrived at her door that they were seeking a safe, stable and loving place to call home. With Leola, they could receive compassion […]

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