USS started its activities in 1997 at Sadar Upazila of Nilphamari District. Till 2003 the period was to gather experience without much well defined strategy. In 2003 USS defined the goal and objectives of the organization in specific term and undertakes PAR (Participatory Action Research) as main approach to work with poor and marginalized people in the area.
USS envisions a democratic society free of poverty and inequality where all the people are enjoying freedom, self-reliant, confident and contributing to the development of country and nation as a citizen with democratic values.
To achieve the vision, USS facilitate a process among the marginalized people so that they can unmask the apparent and underlying causes of poverty and take initiatives to overcome the problems collectively.