President & CEO Announced

Posted by Up with People on August 1, 2022 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

SEEMA SRIVASTAVA APPOINTED PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UP WITH PEOPLE DENVER, CO – August 1, 2022 – Up with People (UWP), the world’s premier art based, global youth development organization, today announced that Seema Srivastava has been appointed as the new President & Chief Executive Officer.  Seema brings with her more than 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and was most recently the Chief of Staff of the Desai Foundation, where she led the strategic planning and execution of the Desai Foundation’s operations including launching US Programs and building institutional partnerships. In taking on the …

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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday

Posted by Vernon C. Grigg III on November 30, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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A message from Up with People during these difficult times

Posted by Up with People on June 1, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Up with People extends its heart and condolences to the Floyd family, the City of Minneapolis, and all people throughout the world who are suffering due to the events of the past week. In previous times, this organization has chosen not to comment on current affairs – particularly highly charged or divisive issues. That season has passed. Today, we state without reservation our opposition to racism in all its forms; particularly those embedded in the very systems that our societies rely on for people to function and flourish because they serve to protect the advantage of some while maintaining the …

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Update on the Spring 2021 Tour

Posted by Up with People on August 14, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

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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Celebrating Juneteenth

Posted by Up with People on June 19, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

Up with People sends warm wishes to all in our community who celebrate Juneteenth today. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The name Juneteenth is a combination of the words June and nineteenth, but the day is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day. Learn a little more about Juneteenth, its history, and significance here. Denver, Colorado, the headquarters of UWP, has one of the largest and longest-running Juneteenth festivals in the country, welcoming everyone with music, food, awards and fun. However this year, because of Covid-19, the festival has gone virtual with music, panels, a …

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Group Discussion Guide on George Floyd and the Following Protests

Posted by Up with People on June 12, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

While this conversation was designed for Up with People’s Cast A 2020 to have a shared reflection on the events of the last few weeks, we wanted to make it available to all of us who are seeking to listen, learn, and talk about the racial challenges we’re facing. Many Up with People alumni groups have been actively meeting during this global pandemic, and we’re hoping this discussion resource can be used by alumni casts, community groups, and others wanting to engage in a respectful dialogue on this topic. We also understand that this guide isn’t perfect, so please feel …

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A Few Words of Condolence to the Floyd Family

Posted by Up with People on June 10, 2020 [supsystic-social-sharing id=’1′ style=’color:#ffffff !important’]

In the wake of the deeply moving Memorial Service for George Floyd, our staff wanted to share a few words from the heart to the Floyd family during these incredibly difficult times. To the family of George Floyd: The entire staff and Board of Directors of Up with People sends our deepest condolences to you for the tragic and untimely death of your beloved George. We will never forget the name George Floyd and the inspiration he has provided in the worldwide movement to stop racism. It is difficult to measure the impact he had on the many lives he …

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