Unleashing Potential’s Summer Enrichment Camps Benefit St. Louis Area Children

By CHHSM Staff | April 11, 2024

Unleashing Potential (UP), based in St. Louis, is once again holding its UP Summer Enrichment Camps throughout St. Louis City and County. Each camp provides fun and educational activities that challenge children mentally and physically. The Camps are located at various partner sites to ensure parents have affordable and safe options for their children during…

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Unleashing Potential Receives Grant for Caroline Mission Outreach

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 8, 2020

UCC-related Unleashing Potential (UP) recently received a $10,000 grant given on behalf of the Philanthropy Lab, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, and the Sociology Department at Washington University. The grant will provide operating support for UP’s Caroline Mission and will fund scholarships for families who cannot afford the full cost of childcare…

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Educational Future is Bright, Thanks to UCC-Related Unleashing Potential’s Scholarship Grants

By Barb Powell | July 30, 2019

Some 25 years ago, St. Louis-based Unleashing Potential (UP) started the William Diersing Scholarship Fund to help lower-income youth and families in St. Louis further their academic goals. In June, eight UP program participants were honored as this year’s fund recipients. At an awards ceremony June 10, Darlene Sowell, president and CEO, presented the $1,500…

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UCC Missouri Mid-South Conference, CHHSM Ministries Partnership Works to Create Just World for All

By Barb Powell | July 31, 2018

Donna Smith-Pupillo, executive director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry in St. Louis, sees little difference when talking about her work and that of Deaconess’ partner, the United Church of Christ’s regional Missouri Mid-South Conference. “We partner with the conference because we are a part of the conference,” Smith-Pupillo says. “We are not a separate entity, but…

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Things are Looking ‘UP’ Towards ‘Unleashing Potential’ for Children and Families Served by UCC-Related Neighborhood Houses

By Barb Powell | December 8, 2017

In a move to remain at the forefront of children and family services in St. Louis, the United Church of Christ-affiliated Neighborhood Houses of St. Louis, announced recently that it is changing its name officially to Unleashing Potential (UP). Along with the name change is a shift in how services are delivered to children and…

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