UWPIAA Affiliate Organizations
In addition to Up with People, Camp Up with People, and Up with People Jr, the Up with People International Alumni Association has selected the organizations below as official affiliate organizations.
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network (ROAAN)
In 2006, Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network was created as a fundraising organization to provide emergency assistance to all the 22,000+ alumni who have participated in a cast of Up with People or one of its associated groups: Sing Out (65-66), MRA (65-68), PACE and WorldSmart. Reach Out is there for you in your time of need. Are you an alumnus or alumna who is homeless, jobless, or in need of urgent medical assistance? Alumni from around the world have been provided with confidential assistance in their time of need.
The UWP Alumni Hub is a single, secure website where alumni can connect for:
- Travel exchange: House swapping, hosting, couch surfing, and home rental. This is the spot to post or find places for alumni to stay worldwide.
- Social community: Like Facebook, but for alumni only and without any ads. Plus your data is safe and will never be sold.
- Events calendar: Keep up on what’s going on in your region or around the world, or set up your own event for alumni.
- Business networking: Advertise your business, or find an alumni-owned business to support.
- Discussion forum: Join in topical discussions with other alumni without the extras of the Hub social community. Includes reunion-specific topics like ride-sharing and roommates.
- And more to come!
University of Arizona – Up with People Archives
Special Collections at the University Libraries is honored to be the repository for the Up with People Archive and houses the Tree of Nations, a giving tree that serves as a way to honor or memorialize friends and alumni of Up with People. The Up with People Archive includes materials from the Up with People organization, the UWP International Alumni Association, as well as the personal papers of UWP founder and chairman emeritus J. Blanton Belk, and his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Belk. You can support the libraries by purchasing an ornament on the Up with People Tree of Nations or making a general donation to the Up with People Archive.