The Upside Down Organization partners with organizations that play a special role in serving children and youth. Like UDO, these child-serving enterprises are led and staffed by talented professionals with a passion for improving the life of every child they come in contact with. We strongly hope you support our partners and we want you to know who they are! 

                 Meaningful partnerships are the foundation of UDO's success allowing for the sharing of resources, exchange of ideas and the pursuit of our common goal to improve the lives of children and youth.

The National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN)

naren logoThe National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit educational agency dedicated to both promoting the success of at-risk students in our schools, and supporting the educators who work on their behalf. NAREN is a grass roots movement focused on the delivery of education to students who learn in non-traditional ways. Recognizing that these special students require special teachers and instructional strategies, NAREN provides highly specialized resources customized to these unique students.

Alliance for Children and Families

alliance logoThe Alliance for Children and Families is a membership association that provides a variety of services to private nonprofit human service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Alliance members are organizations dedicated to serving children and families and/or that are focused on economic empowerment. Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children and families, the Alliance works to strengthen North America’s nonprofit human services sector and, through advocacy, to assure the sector’s continued independence.

Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF)mansef logo

The Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF) is a not-for-profit organization of nonpublic special education facilities approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. These facilities, throughout Maryland, promote quality services for children and youth with disabilities. They serve more than 4,500 students between 3 - 21 years of age.

Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association (CARE Singapore)care logo

Children-At-Risk Empowerment Association is a registered charity and a youth development agency. For the last 10 years, CARE has been providing school-based social work services, reaching out to primary and secondary youths at risk of academic failure, behavior problems, emotional maladjustment, self-harm or delinquency. In 2010 CARE Singapore organized their first professional development conference for educators serving at-risk students in Singapore. The conference attracted more than 300 professionals commited to developing the skills and techniques proven effective with at-risk youth.

Casa Pacifica Center for Families and Children 

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest children’s mental health service providers on the west coast and a national leader in promoting healthy outcomes for children and in strengthening families. Their mission is to provide hope and help to families who are experiencing the most challenging times of their lives through residential, education, community-based, and outpatient programs. Casa Pacifica’s division of professional development focuses on empirically-supported relationship-based strategies for understanding behavior, solving problems, and helping children grow.

Casa Pacifica is certified by The Upside Down Organization to present training workshops around the country.