U-Care Foundation is a 501 c3 non profit organization that seeks to improve under served communities with a focus on youth.
Founded by Valerie Alleyne Udeozor RN, MSN & Benard 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. Click on "MEET VAL U" below!
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 HERE:
U-CARE has received grants from The California Endowment, Los Angeles Unified School District and LA Care HMO & The United Methodist Youth Services Fund.