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    UCM E-Newsletter: Community Connections                                                  
      March 2018
Congratulations to New Citizen Asia!

A Welcoming Community of Support
Congrats, Asia

New Citizen Asia with Volunteer Teacher Annette
For many immigrants like new US citizen, Asia, UCM's Progreso Center for Literacy and Citizenship  offers a safe place of positive socialization and a sense of belonging. Immigrants come together in pursuit of a common goal: to improve the quality of their families' lives by learning English, preparing for the US Citizenship exam, integrating into their new communities, and embracing the American dream. Meet Asia >>
Updates at the Food Pantry
We are excited to announce important changes in our Food Pantry operations, including UCM Pantry new Assistant Food Pantry Manager, Von Jones, and expanded Pantry distribution hours for the convenience of clients, The new distribution schedule includes early mornings, evenings, and the last Saturday morning of the month.  Learn more >>
UCM Give From the Heart Gala - Sat., April 14

Join us at the  UCM Give From the Heart Gala for an enjoyable evening of celebration -- and the opportunity to change lives in your community!

UCM Gala 18

Purchase Your Winning $25 Raffle Ticket!
Don't miss your chance to win a an all-inclusive Resort Trip for 2 to Montego Bay! You need not attend on April 14 at the Gala, or be present to win! Details here >>

We exend a special thank you to our event hosts, The Friends of UCM, and to all our generous sponsors.  View Sponsor list >>

We hope to see you on April 14!  For Gala questions, please email  info@ucmagency.org .

UCM Scholarships Applications Now Available

Attention Graduating High School Seniors
Thanks to generous support from Battelle and the Lois Valencourt Fund, every spring UCM provides college scholarship opportunities that focus on keeping vulnerable youth moving forward to self-reliance. Read more >>

Community Partner Spotlight:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Sharing Sunday
For more than five decades, Good Shepherd Catholic Church has extended a helping hand to the community of Mount Vernon in a variety of ways, improving the lives of many UCM clients


Upcoming Events:

Sat., Mar. 31 - Monthly Free Veggie Distribution, 8 am

Fri., Apr. 13 - Trauma 101 Training

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