Let’s Talk About Juneteenth

Let’s Talk About Juneteenth

When Adriana Fields, a community participant in our May Race & Equity Community Conversation, was growing up in the 1990s, she revealed on Zoom she didn’t learn about Juneteenth in school. In fact, many on the call said they never learned about Juneteenth in...
Caterpillar Days of Spring

Caterpillar Days of Spring

Flowers are blooming. The days feel longer. Spring is here! In tandem with new life emerging and a sense of renewal that the spring season brings, little learners at UICS have been active in exploring the natural world around them. This includes creatures they find on...
Pennies in Pre-K: Financial Literacy from the Start

Pennies in Pre-K: Financial Literacy from the Start

Recently, three of our United Inner City Services (UICS) classrooms were visited via Zoom, for a “Break with a Banker”. UICS used this interaction to counterbalance gender stereotypes in classroom lessons and reinforce the fact that  people of all gender identities do...
More Please! – Delicious Nutrition & Education

More Please! – Delicious Nutrition & Education

Adobo chicken. Chicken alfredo from scratch. Homemade cream of mushroom soup. Breakfast frittatas. Fresh baked croissants. Mmmmmm….! Are these menu items from a five-star restaurant? Nope! They’re breakfasts and lunches at United Inner City Services (UICS)! (If you...
UICS Celebrates Week of the Young Child

UICS Celebrates Week of the Young Child

Music. Art. Health. Collaboration. Teamwork. Friends. Family. Community.  At UICS, we believe all of these subjects should be widely recognized and celebrated. This is why we are overjoyed to participate in Week of the Young Child (WOYC)! Launching on Saturday, April...
Art Connects Us

Art Connects Us

At UICS, creativity means that an ordinary box is not just an ordinary box. It is a treehouse, a rocket ship, or a secret hiding place. It can even transform into a kind Robot…. UICS-St. Mark Center Arts Coordinator, Brianne (Bri) Pegg encourages little learners to...
Creating Community during COVID

Creating Community during COVID

At UICS, we believe in the nurturing strength and support of community. For our three centers, that community includes the parents, caregivers, and families of our little learners. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest challenges has been continuing our...
Learning in Motion

Learning in Motion

Vroom vroom. Honk. Beep beep. Chugga-chugga-choo-choo. Clackety-clack-clack. Eee ooo eee ooo. Zoom.  We hear these sounds every day en route. They are incorporated in our everyday lives. As many move through the work day, they play on a constant loop as background...