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Equity for Every Child


Every Step of the Way

United Way of Salt Lake condemns racism in all its forms and is committed to working for racial justice. Read more about our commitment here.

 

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COVID-19 Inclusive Recovery

Our commitment to create lasting change and help all kids and families succeed, regardless of their circumstances, holds true during this time. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the health and safety of our community, United Way of Salt Lake remains focused on ensuring economically vulnerable Utahns have the help they need during and after this crisis.

An equitable response to the pandemic is required to ensure we have an inclusive recovery in our community. It starts with dismantling barriers and transforming the systems that create variable outcomes in education, health, and economic mobility based on race, ethnicity, and ZIP code.

We’re ensuring that kids and families have the resources they need during this time through Stay Safe Stay, Connected; addressing social determinants of health; Utah 211 information and referral; and the work of our Promise Partnership.

Stay Safe, Stay Connected

The Promise Partnership, in collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, launched the Stay Safe, Stay Connected initiative to ensure that all students are on par with their classmates, no matter what learning looks like. Stay Safe, Stay Connected makes it easier for students and families to access learning resources, technology, internet partners, and more.

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health are factors outside traditional healthcare that have an impact on a person's health, including access to healthcare, quality education, housing stability, food security, and more. United Way of Salt Lake and Utah 211 are building partnerships and developing new systems for connecting people to a network of resources, helping them lead healthier lives.

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Utah 211

Utah 211 is a health and human services referral system with a database of over 10,000 basic needs services. 211 information specialists connect Utahns to resources that will keep them on their feet, including rental payment assistance, utility assistance, and unemployment information.

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Promise Partnership

The complex challenges facing our community cannot be solved alone. They must be addressed by united partners from across sectors who work together to address immediate needs and deliver long-term results across the Valley. The Promise Partnership helps schools, cities, and communities align their goals to break down the barriers holding people back.

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Building
Brighter
Futures


At United Way of Salt Lake, we believe every child deserves the same chance to achieve their dreams, no matter their circumstance. That's why we work to change the systems that keep people in poverty by addressing the inequities that kids in our communities face.

United Way of Salt Lake Supports:
 
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The Promise Partnership

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Utah 211

Our Mission

We build powerful partnerships that achieve lasting social change.

Our Vision

We envision an inclusive community where all people achieve their human potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.

Learn how we're helping every child succeed, starting day one.

Early Childhood Development

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Grade Level Achievement

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Graduation and Career

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Health and Financial Stability

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Early Childhood Development

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Grade Level Achievement

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Graduation and Career

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Health and Financial Stability

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With the help of our dedicated community partners, donors, volunteers, and advocates, we are making measurable strides toward achieving our outcomes.

Results

+55%

of low-income kindergarten students in our region are proficient in numeracy, up from 50% two years ago

Source: USBE

+77%

of third grade students at South Kearns Elementary are reading on grade level, up from 71% last year

Source: EOY DIBELS, Granite School District

+88%

of low income students at Cottonwood High School graduated, an increase of 10% from the previous year

Source: USBE

+7%

more high school seniors have completed the FAFSA at schools in the FAFSA Impact and Improvement Network than compared to last year

Source: US Department of Education

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