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.

Introducing Our New CEO

United Against Poverty is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new CEO, Gwendolyn D. Butson.

Gwen comes to us with 15 years of non-profit experience. She has worked with The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries in key executive positions and has a love for helping people. She has extensive executive management experience and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Gwen’s demonstrated compassion is accompanied by her keen interest in the areas of strategy, accountability and succession planning, the hallmarks of an effective CEO. Her passion for the non-profit industry is evident in her dedication to the employees, the participants, and the communities she’s served.

“It is an honor and a privilege to lead an organization whose efforts create and sustain change in the lives of those it serves, impacting generations to come,” Gwen said. “I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective and working with our dedicated and passionate team to build on the achievements already accomplished by United Against Poverty.”

Welcome to the UP family, Gwen!