Reach Up, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization affiliated with the Union Baptist Church of Swissvale. Our mission is to empower families, youth and communities in pursuit of a better quality of life through Christ-centered, holistic services and resources.

Started through the vision of our Founder, the late Pastor Maurice Doss, Reach Up, Inc. is a response to the family issues and general needs of the population of Swissvale, Rankin, North Braddock and Braddock.

Prior to our formal incorporation as a non-profit agency in 2003, various outreach programs dating back to 1997 (such as after-school programs, GED tutoring and computer literacy training for adults) were operated under the auspices of Union Baptist Church.

Reverend Robert W. Tedder succeeded Reach Up’s first executive director, the Reverend Rick Montgomery, in 2004. Under his leadership, Reach Up’s capacity to serve was expanded through restructuring and strategic planning to encompass a number of programs.

Reach Up, Inc. has facilitated growth and healing of individuals, families and communities through a variety of social service programs. We are extending a helping hand to those reaching up to a better tomorrow in the Woodland Hills and neighboring areas by providing caring, competent and client-focused programming that is relevant to community needs.

Reach Up, Inc. is located in Swissvale Borough, one of several neighborhoods in an economically depressed region attempting to recover from the loss of the steel industry. We continuously respond to the demographic challenges of our service area by participating in collaborative efforts with other ministries, groups and providers to assess and meet the needs of the population.