U-Care Foundation is a 501 c3 non profit organization that seeks to improve under served communities with a focus on youth.
Founded by husband and wife Valerie Alleyne Udeozor RN, MSN (and Howard University Fine Arts alumnae) & Benard C. Udeozor, Esq. in 2000, U-Care Foundation's mission: "Community empowerment via theater and film, educating and entertaining simultaneously" has carried the organization for twelve years in bringing educational & entertaining theater and film to numerous schools and community based organizations. U-CARE plays:
TRAPPED! : a play about 6 pregnant and parenting teens
DECISIONS: a play about 4 teens with major decisions about sex, gang involvement and HIV testing
THE LOCKDOWN CLUB: six teens are stuck in a classroom with their teacher while the school is on Lockdown
DELETED: Four teens caught up in a cyber-bullying fiasco
Click on "What U-CARE has done" to see where these shows have been performed!
U-CARE has the following areas of focus
- Teen Pregnancy
- Gang Involvement
- School Violence
- Health Disparities in under served communities such as diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer, & obesity
U-CARE has received grants from The California Endowment, Los Angeles
Unified School District and LA Care HMO & The United Methodist Youth Services Fund.