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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday

Posted by Vernon C. Grigg III on November 30, 2020

Please Support Up with People during Giving Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020   As we approach this year’s Giving Tuesday, we find unprecedented disruption and very real needs everywhere we look. One thing people everywhere need, now more than ever, is hope for a more peaceful, caring and inclusive future.  This is why I am writing to ask you to consider making a monetary gift to Up with People – to enable us to continue our mission by building a program that will have maximum impact for social good. Here is what this message is — and isn’t: This is not …

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A Note from the President & CEO

Posted by Vernon C. Grigg III on November 29, 2020

A Note from the President & CEO: I am writing with sincerest wishes that you and those you love are safe and healthy and making plans for a joyful – if unique – holiday season. Today, I am pleased to present Up with People’s annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.  We are living in extraordinary times, but we have much to be grateful for as an organization and as a community.  During the months since we last communicated with you in April, we’ve seen our share of challenges and difficult decisions, but I am more confident …

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Update on the Spring 2021 Tour

Posted by Up with People on August 14, 2020

Hello friends, I hope you are well and enjoying the summer months. Since our communication last spring, the Up with People Board of Directors and Staff have continued to keep a close watch on the developments surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on communities around the world. No doubt you have experienced similar challenges as we all are adapting to unexpected situations while planning for the future. As we look forward to convening our next touring cast, there continues to be significant unknowns and challenges surrounding the pandemic which threaten our ability to provide a quality experience early in 2021. As …

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Posted by Up with People on June 26, 2020

As Pride month comes to an end, we reflect on the 50 years since the first Pride celebration and what it means to so many. For those unfamiliar with Pride, every summer during the month of June in the United States, the LGBTQ+ communities come together for a month-long celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance. June became Pride Month to commemorate the protest by members of the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969. This event was pivotal for the gay liberation movement in the U.S. …

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Lessons We Learn From Our Fathers

Posted by Up with People on June 21, 2020

In Celebration of Father’s Day, we reflect on what lessons we have learned from our fathers Father’s Day in the United States is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 21, 2020. This is also consistent with the U.K. and Canada. However, many other countries around the world celebrate their fathers in various months throughout the year. In honor of Father’s Day here in the U.S., a few Up with People staff members wanted to share some lessons that they have learned from the father-figures in their lives, whether they …

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