UUCP members are involved in many community organizations including:
Race and Reconciliation
A series of discussions on racial tensions in Pensacola, Florida presented by the Department of Social Work at the University of West Florida.
League of Women Voters
a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The ACLU is committed to challenging the “school-to-prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished, and pushed out.
Open Books Bookstore
Open Books is a non-profit, volunteer-run bookstore. Proceeds from the sale of books and donations support the Prison Book Project, operating since 2000. The Prison Book Project currently sends around 6,000 books each year to indigent inmates in Florida prisons, the largest prison system in the country and one sorely lacking in-house book collections. The Prison Book Project currently serves approximately 1,800 inmates each year.
Movement for Change
At Movement for Change, our mission is to increase the community’s awareness of social justice issues, to advocate and conduct actions to improve human and civil rights, and through its programs enhance the educational and economic opportunities for the residents of Northwest Florida.
Gathering Awareness Book Center
Specializing in books of African American History and Self Awareness. We also have gifts, church supplies, greeting cards, etc…
Escambia-Pensacola Human Relations Commission
The EPHRC was created to promote fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Escambia County citizens regardless of race or color, sex (gender), religion, age, national origin or disability.
ACLU of Florida
The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF)
The mission of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) is to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by providing motivation, access and scholarships to assist financially and academically deserving students in the pursuit of their college education.
Equal Justice Initiative
The EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.