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...
UICS Welcomes Roberto Diaz, New UICS-Metro Center Director!

UICS Welcomes Roberto Diaz, New UICS-Metro Center Director!

United Inner City Services (UICS)-Metro Center looks a little different in 2021. There are updated art display areas, interactive resource boards, and new spaces dedicated to showing appreciation for teachers. All are results of a very special new addition to the UICS...
Brown is Beautiful

Brown is Beautiful

What’s your favorite color? Blue. Green. Yellow. Pink. Purple. Red. These are typical responses. But have you ever heard anyone respond that brown is their favorite color? Probably not. UICS – St. Mark Center’s recent art project might have you looking at the color...
Play is FUN-damental

Play is FUN-damental

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” If you grew up during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, you probably remember Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the nationally recognized preschool television program. This quote above about play, from Mister Rogers...