why we’re here

cropped-UCS_Logo_2C.jpgAll that we do here at United Community Services is to build better futures for those that we serve. Whether it’s a dislocated worker from a factory closing or a young adult prepping for the GED, UCS focuses on connecting individuals to workforce development opportunities that lead to life-changing experiences. Learn more about what successes we have had over the years.






Our students and the other individuals we serve are what keeps us going. 




The best way to demonstrate the work that we do is to hear directly from those who have experienced it. bryan-square



alexus-boxConnecting individuals to meaningful workforce development opportunities is our way of reducing poverty in a city consumed by it.


We give young people the opportunity to transform their lives and become productive members of their community.



 monique-boxOur Building a Future program boasted a 99% high school graduation rate for students completing the program.



In 2015, YouthBuild became an AmeriCorps site building the leadership skills of all members through service learning and reflection. rafael-box





UCS has been facilitating youth programs since 2004 having connected over 500 young people from Reading and Berks County.