United Activities Unlimited, Inc. (UAU) is a community-based agency that provides comprehensive social services, educational supports, enrichment activities, prevention services, counseling and workforce development training to inspire, transform and empower individuals of all ages.
UAU was incorporated in 1977 by a group of concerned educators striving to provide positive alternatives to young people in the wake of the New York City financial crisis. The fiscal calamity forced the New York City Department of Education to close afterschool programs and youth were left without resources or opportunities for pro-social engagement. In an effort to provide a safe haven for Staten Island youth, community activists joined forces to secure funds to open a free afterschool program. As a result of their efforts, United Activities Unlimited was founded.
United Activities Unlimited (UAU) has been serving Staten Island and other communities for over four decades. What began as a single recreational program has grown into a multi-service, comprehensive social services agency. UAU is responsive to the needs of diverse populations and designs and implements programs that support positive outcomes for individuals and communities.
UAU’s broad breadth of services include afterschool programs, community centers, workforce development programs, employment training, prevention education and counseling, family and social services, fatherhood programs, college preparatory activities, literacy, summer camps and educational enrichment programs for youth and adults.