U-Care Foundation is a 501 c3 non profit organization that seeks to improve under served communities with socially conscious issues and a focus on youth.
Founded by Valerie Alleyne Udeozor, "VAL U" Playwright, Screenwriter, U-Care Foundation's mission: "Community empowerment via theater and film, educating and entertaining simultaneously" has carried the organization for over fifteen years in bringing educational & entertaining theater and film to numerous schools and community based organizations and events.
STAGEPLAYS written by Valerie Udeozor:
TRAPPED! : a play about 6 pregnant and parenting teens performed at several LAUSD High Schools & Middle Schools, The Stella Adler Theater Los Angeles, Urban Youth Summit @USC, Challengers Boys and Girls Club West Angeles Performing Arts Center.
DECISIONS: a play about 4 teens with major decisions about sex, gang involvement and HIV testing, performed all over Los Angeles schools, Stage 52 Theater and twice at Wilberforce University in Ohio
THE LOCKDOWN CLUB: six teens are stuck in a classroom with their teacher while the school is on Lockdown. Performed at Stage 52 Theater, made into the award winning short film of the same title
DELETED: Four teens caught up in a cyber-bullying fiasco, performed at Stage 52 Theater, Youth Opportunities Unlimited High School, Delta Academy Youth Summit, Atlanta Black Theater Festival, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA
ROOTS OF DECEIT:The refreshing 2017 UCARE family play starring twins Keisha& Kellie Ramdhanie and Derrell Ricardo. It's a story of love family issues and deceit.
FILM by Valerie Udeozor
THE LOCKDOWN CLUB
Award winning short film with nationwide airing on BET based on the hit stage play of the same title
HOPE FOR DATING IN LA
Global Shorts special mention award winning short film about three Los Angeles "transplants" dealing with the horrors of dating in Los Angeles. This film has screened in numerous festivals nationwide since its 2016 completion.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/mcwocUvspm8
BURNED OUT NURSE
The powerful new short film about how a registered nurse becomes addicted to opiates.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/233741214?ref=em-share
U-CARE has received grants from The California Endowment, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA Care HMO, The United Methodist Youth Services Fund and LIVING INTO THE FUTURE FOUNDATION