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UVSO is a neighborhood based human services and community development agency founded by local residents in 1972.

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  • 29 Nov

    UVSO Live! Soul Sounds Social

    You're Invited!
    Unified Vailsburg Services Organization (UVSO) invites you to our first UVSO Live! event in downtown Newark! The “Soul Sounds Social” is an after work mixer you don’t want to miss! Connect and catch up with cross-industry professionals whose community development activities improve the lives of New Jersey residents. Learn about UVSO programs and services, our exciting year ahead, and upcoming volunteer opportunities, all while supporting UVSO’s mission to create a stable and compassionate community!

    You will want to be in the room as UVSO brings together over 200 leaders for an evening of networking, food, and live entertainment. Guests will be serenaded by the Greg Bufford Jazz Band, who will play soulful sounds from the 60’s and 70’s. Join us on Wednesday, November 29, 2016 at 6PM at Nico Kitchen & Bar at NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark, NJ. Tickets are $150 and include general admission, dinner buffet, open soft bar (beer, red + white wine), and soft drinks.

    This is our first fundraiser and friend-raiser of it’s kind. So stop on by, kick back, relax, and make history with us! Purchase your ticket via bit.ly/UVSOLive3S
    Share #UVSOLive with your network and be sure to tag us @UVSO on Twitter & @UVSO_Newark on Instagram!

    For sponsorship opportunities contact, Venetta Ellerbe at 973.374.2000 x. 1105 or vellerbe@uvso.org.

    2016 | 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm


Youth & Children Services

Director of Youth: Dale Goodwin

Services include: A full-day and infant & toddler center, 2 full-day preschool programs – 1 on Irvington Avenue and 1 on Smith Street ...

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Senior Services

Senior Center

Are you 60 years of age or older and live in the West Ward of Newark? UVSO’s Senior Center is here for you!

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Housing Development

Home Buyers Wanted

UVSO owns and manages 17 buildings in the community, and works with an active network of block associations that extends throughout Vailsburg.

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Organizing Project

Good communication and positive engagement are essential elements of a stable and compassionate community.

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