Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center: Proudly serving the Ukrainian Community in the Greater Philadelphia Area since 1980
We want you to feel at home at the Center and invite you to celebrate your events with us. We have rooms of various sizes available to accomodate a small gathering or a large event. For additional information please call the UECC office at 215.663.1166 or visit our Event Planning page.
Whether individual member or organization, we strive to serve as your competent and reliable partner in the Ukrainian community in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Our friendly, attentive and bilingual staff is looking forward to serving you.
The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) is a non-profit organization located in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Jenkintown, PA. Founded in 1980, UECC is a focal point of Ukrainian-American cultural life in the Delaware Valley. The objective of the UECC is to preserve and promote awareness of Ukrainian heritage throughout the community. The UECC houses over 30 community, educational, scholarly and professional organizations and a Ukrainian Library. Educational programs range from a nursery school to a twelve-year Saturday School that provides instruction in Ukrainian language, literature, history, geography, music and culture.
The Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union (USFCU) operates a full service branch at the UECC. The branch is open 5 days a week, including Saturdays providing convenient access to financial services for users of the Center. Please call 267.627.5317 for hours of operation. Members of the UECC are eligible to open an account. USFCU has consistently been a major source of financial support for the Center as well as the organizations that make a home at the Center. In addition to its direct contributions, the credit union also encourages its members to support the UECC through matching fund programs. For more information about Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union visit the credit union’s web site at www.ukrfcu.com.
Ukrainian Heritage School
The main objective of the Ukrainian Heritage School has been and is the education of its students in Ukrainian language and culture in order that they may retain their Ukrainian heritage. The school has been able to instill in these students a strong sense of their identity as Americans of Ukrainian descent, and an understanding of their responsibility to carry forward the Ukrainian tradition.
This mission has become even more relevant with the 1991 independence of Ukraine. As of the last few years, the school has received an influx of new students from Ukraine who desire to retain their cultural heritage as they assimilate into American culture. Students who are second or third generation Ukrainian-Americans now have more opportunity to use the knowledge gained in the Ukrainian Heritage School on their visits to Ukraine, and in colleges and universities as they pursue higher levels of education.
Senior Citizens Corner
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am, join our seniors in a weekly exercise program in the Gallery of the UECC. No fees involved. Also on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am, come meet with friends over a hot meal and enjoy Ukrainian programs in the Club Room. The Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center delivers hot meals to the UECC for all of our Ukrainian Senior Citizens to enjoy. No reservations required. For additional information including cost of meals please call the UECC Office at 215.663.1166.
Radio Philadelphia has moved to WWDB-AM 860
The Radio Program of the UECC has moved. The hour-long weekly community-based radio program now airs on WWDB-AM 860 (The Multicultural Voice of the Delaware Valley) each Saturday morning from 9am to 10am. The Radio Hour features a literary corner, current news from Ukraine, Ukrainian classical and contemporary music, medical moments and a local community events calendar. Over 80 volunteers have helped in the past. The program has generated a responsive listening audience. Call to Listen 712.432.6621.
Visit the gift shop in the Center, "Soloveiko" and meet it's gracious proprietor, Ivan Kulak. "Soloveiko" is open Saturdays from 9am to 3pm or by appointment. The gift shop carries a variety of Ukrainian art and craft items from pysanky, embroidered shirts, woodcarvings, ceramics, and novelties. You can reach the store by phone at 215.663.8177, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at www.stores.ebay.com/Soloveiko-inc or www.soloveiko.com .
Plast is now collecting and recycling paper through the Abitibi-Consolidated Recycling Program. The Abitibi-Consolidated Recycling Bin is behind the UECC building in the parking lot. It is green and is clearly marked. All paper including catalogs, magazines, newspapers, junk mail, office paper, fax paper, notebooks, folders may be recycled. Please do not recycle phonebooks, catalogs, bathroom or kitchen paper. Recycle today and help save the earth.