Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Unity Weekly Updates

Speaking Engagement
Mr. White has been asked to speak at the upcoming Leadership Fort Wayne Arts & Culture program day on May 20th. It will be located at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. I am sure Mr. White will represent Mr. White well.
Let's Support Our Community!

UNITY supports local entrepreneurs and those who are trying to help the community. Dave Thomas, owner of Health Hut Wellness Center is one of the businesses competing for the Fort Wayne Newspaper Reader’s Choice Award. Let's support him.

Please nominate the "Health Hut Wellness Center" for the Fort Wayne Newspaper Reader’s Choice Award.


Under the category “Best Alternative Medicine,” scroll to the bottom of the list; find the “Don’t See Your Favorite” nomination option, and type in “Health Hut." Then “Health Hut Wellness Center” will appear for you to select.  Please select this option, and complete the rest of the form as specified.




• You have until 5/31 @11:59 p.m. Eastern to make your nominations.
• Voting will start 7/11 @ 12:01 Eastern

Learn to play the piano with ease in our summer Mini Maestro Program!
This 6 week piano exploratory program will introduce students to the basics of piano playing. With 1 - 2 sessions a week, students ages 10 - 19 will get to explore their artistic piano playing abilities and cultivate them into performance ready skills.

There will be a program recital where students will share with loved ones
their newly found piano skills!

If you are interested in signing up for this program call 260-481-6719 today!

Transportation to and from sessions are available upon request.

For more information go to upaf.com/minimaestro

UNITY is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. There is so much history and information that the team has decided to highlight UNITY

Can you answer this trivia question...

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The American Son
by Christopher Demos-Brown
The American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown is a play brought to us by Genesis Outreach, Inc. It is an acclaimed broadway play and you don’t want to miss out! Unity’s own, Mikki Curry, will be singing in the show. Fort Wayne Embassy Theatres does adhere to the social distancing mandates and masks are required. For more info, visit:   http://fwembassytheatre.org/events/

Where: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre
When: May 21, 22, and 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets range from $25 - $35

 UNITY Students, Aniyah Mclemore and Faith Logan, have started a lip gloss business during the pandemic May 2020.  What a way to be productive and utilize the time during this pandemic. 

This May, it will be one very successful year of entrepreneurship for these ladies!! In 2020 the Ladies attended UNITY’s Virtual Empowerment Weekend. Prizes were awarded and they received gift cards to Amazon. With these gift cards the girls invested into their business as a startup cost, and they have been up and running ever since! They are HOSTING THEIR OWN crafts and vendors Extravaganza!! They have sold over 20 tables to the community!! There is a sold out show and they have decided to “reach back to give back”.

The girls have chosen  Voices of Unity to give a portion of their proceeds. Mr. White will attend in person to receive the check!  These ladies have not only been productive they are now successful entrepreneurs, and are really utiling UNITY’s motto of Reach Back to Give Back. Let show our support by attending the event below and sharing the flyer to everyone you know. SCREAMING A LOUD CONGRATULATIONS to you all. See below for specifics of the event.
Come and meet Miss Fort Wayne @
The Spring Fling vendors and crafts Extravaganza Saturday May 22nd 11 to 3
5515-C Coldwater Rd Fort Wayne, IN
IN TIMES LIKE THESE: The unconditional love of a virtuous mother is priceless. What would our world be like if there weren’t any virtuous mothers? Well, we wouldn’t have much of a world. No true mothers, no genuine people! That eye-opening fact is a significant bit of reality of what would happen if we didn’t have mothers on the earth who were unconditional, nurturing, loving, caring, and virtuous. Our world is chaotic now, yes, but it is nowhere near the mess it would be if everyone alive on the earth were without the touch of a mother’s virtue. When mothers compromise the banner of character and give up their birthright of ethical and moral behavior, children, families, and communities begin to erode. The presence of godly women who are upstanding, sound-minded, supportive, and display admirable behavior is priceless.
IN TIMES LIKE THESE: There is a severe shortage of good, hardworking, committed, and productive people available to work in our businesses, run our governments, pastor our churches, and teach in our schools. The frightening reason behind this growing phenomenon in our country is the deterioration of the fundamental foundation of a child’s development, and that’s the dismantling of virtuous and high-standard teaching in the home. The presence of a righteous mother can speak peace to a troubled home, calm an angry father, stabilize a wandering son who’s being lured into unsafe territory and hold the hand of an emotionally drifting daughter who is growing insecure. I plead with the mothers of this generation to seek out and desperately search for the key ingredient to a life of character: VIRTUE. The virtuous mother brings unconditional love and a level of value to her home that is simply priceless.
To view past and present Thought Series editions written by Marshall White
Click Here
You can also access it by going to Mr. Marshall White's LinkedIn page here.

UNITY is proud to present to you the UNITY Emergency Operations Plan we have developed for UNITY Performing Arts. This is a document which is a go to for all emergency related information. We want to thank Tamarack management for doing a wonderful job on the document.

This document will be reviewed and updated annually to keep this document current and relevant. I’d like to once again thank the Crisis Planning Committee, staff, and board of directors for your input. An extra special shout-out goes out to Lyrasis and the Performing Arts Readiness Steering Committee for providing us the opportunity to create a safe performing arts organization.

To receive a downloadable copy, go to upaf.com/eopplan

Alumni Spotlight

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Bowling, reading, budgeting, and investing!


By trade, I am a Registered Nurse/ Travel Nurse and now considered a Frontline Worker due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I travel and work in different states. I also work on Progressive Care Units (PCU)/Stepdown Units, with predominantly cardiac patients, and post operative surgical patients. 

In my spare time, I really enjoy working on ways to personally and spiritually develop myself through reading or joining a course!


Be kind to yourself in every aspect of your life.  Grow into your most authentic self-hood, no matter what image society claims you ought to conform to. Listen to your life, your heart, but know the Lord will determine your steps. 

Unity Alumni Doing Great Things
Jordan Bridges, a UNITY Alumni, is doing great things. He was featured on the Greta Pope podcast Show. His heart has always been music and entertainment. He even gives a shout out to UNITY Performing Arts Foundation. Go Jordan! Keep soaring and reaching for the highest heights. Be on the lookout for his Alumni Spotlight.

Check out this link to hear:

Zumbini Classes

Zumbini April 19- classes full!

Be sure to sign up for the fall season!
For more information email info@upaf.com.

Download May Calendar

Birthdays & Anniversaries
May 14 - May 21, 2021

May 15 - Drevon Johnson
May 17 - Geny Gibson

May 17 - Foundasha Booker
May 19 - Asha Vazquez

Board, Staff, Parents, Volunteers, Singing Mentors:
May 16 - Erick Nyaga
May 17 - Monica Kariuki
May  20 - Daniel Nolan

May 18 - George & Andrea Hunt
May 20 - Rebecca & Enrique Barerra,


UNITY has officially begun planning the 20th Season Anniversary Celebration, which will be headed by Mrs. Evelyn Frierson, Anniversary Administrator for the 20th Anniversary Events. The first meeting took place on Wednesday, April 7. We are so excited to see alumni, former employees, contractors, parents, and other stakeholders involved and excited about this HUGE project! 

WE need you! If you are an alumni, former employee, or have connections to UNITY, please contact os. We are looking for committee members. Please contact efrierson@upaf.com for further information on how to join us or call our offices at 260-481-6719.

May 14 - May 21, 2021 Events

May 15 - VOU Rehearsal - Tenors/Baritones

May 16 - VOU Rehearsal- Sopranos/Altos

May 17 - Zumbini Class - 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Be sure to sign up for the fall season! For more information email info@upaf.com.

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