United Community Services is community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Reading, PA. Learn more about our history here. Our mission is “to build community partnerships which assess community economic, educational, and social needs, and develop strategies for delivering programs to meet those needs.”
We serve as the community/labor liaison to the United Way of Berks County connecting individuals and families to the many services provided by the 34 partner agencies of the United Way. In this role, we serve on the PA Workforce Development Board’s Rapid Response team where we assist workers who are being laid off through no fault of their own; typically due to closures and mergers. Since 1998, UCS has assisted over 20,000 workers who were permanently laid off.