Unity Christian Fellowship, Inc.
A Youth Development Organization
Dear UCF Family and Friends
UCF enters its twelfth year (for more than a "decade") proudly serving families and young people with its year-around enrichment youth development program. Our focus is to make a "greater impact" this academic year by being “intentional” about engaging parents, young people and the community to connect your students to positive youth development enrichment activities year-around.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT
Thank you for a successful year of service! God continues to provide the resources required for UCF to help build youth success as we work to change the landscape and leverage opportunities. UCF’s success has been through the dedicated service and support of our volunteers, parents, students, and our great community. We especially want to thank our community fraternities, sororities, and county educators.
Each year UCF's scholarship dinner served as a “gathering for friends” as well as a means to financially support UCF scholarships and programs. However, the net financial gain from holding the event has dwindled due to the increased costs of venue and dinner. Therefore, we find a need to shift our fund raising strategy. We will begin with an “end of the school year giving” appeal. Gifts of any size will make a difference in the lives of our students.
Please support UCF with a tax deductible donation. You may donate by:
· U.S. Postal Service: 18222 Flower Hill Way #185, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
· Shopping Online: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-0567874; Amazon donates to Unity Christian Fellowship Incorporated. #YouShopAmazonDonates.
· PayPal "Home Team Initiative": Join the “Home Team Initiative”: contribute monthly via PayPal. This initiative encourages patrons to financially sow into our youth development organization monthly. The goal is to expand the base contributors and prospective members, teammates to partner in our efforts to change the lives of our students. You can make a contribution any amount and as often as you can on line at www.ucfinc.org by accessing web site and go to “Contribution” Pay Pal Link.
If you have friends and family you believe would consider supporting UCF, please forward this email or provide their names and addresses to us via email@example.com.
Again, we thank you for your generosity. We are counting on your compassion and generosity to help make a difference in the lives of our youth, their family, and our community. Make UCF your not-for-profit organization for tax contribution gifts of any size and any amount makes a difference in the lives of students.
Donald Williams II, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
UCF Youth Development Organization
U-STEM - NSBE - and more!
“Building Youth Success by Changing the Landscape and Leveraging Opportunities"
About Unity Christian Fellowship
Thank you for visiting Unity Christian Fellowship, Incorporated’s (UCF’s) website. We hope that you will feel our excitement as you visit the many locations on this site. We are very active in the community with like-minded organizations that are concerned with youth development and promoting student success.
UCF is a 501(c)3 non-profit community-based, premiere youth development organization that focuses on developing youth through enriching activities throughout the year. Since 2006, our youth organization has continued to successfully nurture, assist, and link young people to their destiny. We were founded by a group of Christian friends who turned what we naturally do for the community into an organization that works with young people of all ages.
Our mission is to promote student success and “change lives in the community one student at a time” by exposing young people to positive experiences that they otherwise would not have. We do this by teaching educational strategies, leadership and life skills that enable them to make wise decisions throughout their middle and high school education.
The members of UCF intend to serve as a catalyst in the community. And our students are expected to become responsible, civic-minded adults who will make a positive contribution in their homes, schools, community, and society. In that light, this marks the second year that students have served in leadership roles within the organization.
We have formed a strong circle of supportive adults to help students navigate life's daily pitfalls, deal with the challenges of adolescence, and successfully manage their academic requirements in school. We teach our students to consistently strive for excellence in school. We want all of our students to improve their academic performance before they graduate from high school so they will have options and a successful path forward--be it college enrollment, vocation/trade schools, or careers in the military, federal service or private sector.
UCF also awards scholarships to eligible students who are highly motivated, demonstrate a commitment to community service, perform successfully academically, and have leadership potential. Eligible students must have actively participated in the Aim High in Life Educational and Life Skills Program for a minimum of one year. The scholarships are funded primarily through UCF’s Annual Scholarship Dinner and private contributions.
President Barack Obama's Community Leader Volunteer Service Award
Recipient of the 2016 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award
Nancy Dworkin Award
Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth awarded UCF the Nancy Dworkin Award for Outstanding Service to Youth in Montgomery County at the 27th and 31st Annual Community Award Ceremony Reception (2013 and 2017)
Youth Leadership Excellence Montgomery County Award
Xi Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated awarded UCF its 2013 Youth Leadership Excellence Montgomery County Award
Citizen of the Year Award
Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated awarded UCF the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award
Top 30 Nominee of the 2016 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award Nominator for the Posse Scholar Program