Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits the United Planning Organization's Head Start Program at the Developing Families Center

Apr 04, 2011, 19:18 ET from United Planning Organization

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be visiting a United Planning Organization (UPO) Head Start site at the Developing Families Center (DFC) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.  

DC Developing Families is the only known maternal care model in the country that combines a birthing center with early childhood development. The Developing Families Center promotes the empowerment of low-income families through the collaboration of three nonprofit service providers: the Family Health and Birth Center, Healthy Babies Project, and UPO Early Childhood Development Program.

Justice Sotomayor will tour the facility and meet with faculty and volunteers.  

"Knowing that Justice Sotomayor is an advocate for maternal health, we are honored to welcome her to our center. DFC is an example of community action at its best; collaboration with multiple partners in targeted communities to produce quality outcomes for children and families." Dana Jones, President and CEO, United Planning Organization, Community Action Agency for Washington, DC.

The event will take place Tuesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the DC Developing Families Center located at: 801 17th Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The United Planning Organization (UPO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the Community Action Agency for the residents of  Washington, DC. Since its establishment in 1962, UPO has provided community programs and services to facilitate the growth and promotion of  self-reliance for Washington, DC Citizens.  UPO operates Head Start and early development programs, eco-friendly initiatives as well as neighborhood-based community services. Visit for more information.  

SOURCE United Planning Organization