U-CARE FOUNDATION

"Community empowerment via theater and film. Educating and entertaining simultaneously"

Welcome!


 

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 performed at several LAUSD High Schools & Middle Schools, The Stella Adler Theater Los Angeles, Urban Youth Summit @USC, Challengers Boys and Girls Club West Angeles Performing Arts Center. 

DECISIONS: a play about 4 teens with major decisions about sex, gang involvement and HIV testing, performed all over Los Angeles schools, Stage 52 Theater and twice at Wilberforce University in Ohio

THE LOCKDOWN CLUB: six teens are stuck in a classroom with their teacher while the school is on Lockdown. Performed at Stage 52 Theater, made into the award winning short film of the same title

DELETED: Four teens caught up in a cyber-bullying fiasco, performed at Stage 52 Theater, Youth Opportunities Unlimited High School, Delta Academy Youth Summit, Atlanta Black Theater Festival, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA

WATCH CLIPS OF THE SHOWS: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSmCXGM3L9uutFx9WWK1dQg

U-CARE has received grants from The California Endowment, Los Angeles Unified School District and LA Care HMO & The United Methodist Youth Services Fund.

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