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EveryDay Strong: A Program to Support Children’s Mental Health

EveryDay Strong is here to help you support children’s mental health. Trainers are available to share techniques that will help kids and teens connect with and feel supported by adults […]

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Virtual Tutors Help Students Succeed After COVID-19 Shutdown

Students at Farnsworth Elementary Show Measurable Progress After Spending Time with Virtual Tutors             September 2022 saw headlines in nearly every major newspaper declaring that […]

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Utah 211 is Updating Their Text Number

The new number to text is 801-845-2211. When you’re in need, Utah 211 can help. Free, confidential, and available 24/7 in more than 200 languages, 211 is Utah’s most comprehensive […]

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Interactuando con Padres de Habla Hispana en Café con Flor

Café con Flor reúne a los padres de familia de habla hispana y les apoya a comunicarse mejor con la escuela de sus hijos   Café con Flor son reuniones […]

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Student smiling while sitting at desk
Promise Partnership Receives National Recognition for Systems Transformation Work

The Promise Partnership is what United Way of Salt Lake calls our education-focused work, and recently we received an exciting designation from StriveTogether, a national organization seeking better results for […]

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Students in classroom smiling
What Supports do BIPOC Students Need to See Themselves as Community Educators?

Learn how current educators can support BIPOC students and help them envision themselves as community educators. The Grassroots Leadership Fellowship is a part-time program that inspires and supports local community […]

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Flor listens to parents at Cafe con Flor
Engaging Spanish-Speaking Caregivers at Café con Flor

Café con Flor brings together Spanish-speaking caregivers to help them better connect with their child’s school   Café con Flor are parent gatherings that happen twice a month. The purpose […]

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Liliane presents to the United Way of Salt Lake Team
Liliane Kwizera: My Time in the Grassroots Fellow Program

The Grassroots Leadership Fellowship is a part-time program that inspires and supports local community members in taking a leadership role in building up their communities. They do this by facilitating […]

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Teacher and student pose at the front of the class
United Way of Salt Lake Awards 4 Grants to Early Education Partners

Programs report on how they’ve reimagined preschool after a year of receiving the Reimagine Early Education grant   United Way of Salt Lake and Promise Partnership Utah are supporting community […]

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Salt Lake Center for Science Education
How SLCSE is Using Experiential Learning to Increase Graduation Rates

The Salt Lake Center for Science Education is using its Reimagine Education grant to implement a learn-by-doing model The Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE) wants to change how […]

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Volunteers at Stuff the Bus
12th Stuff the Bus Provides Supplies for 10,000 Utah Kids

Back-to-School is Looking Brighter, Thanks to Stuff the Bus! Last year’s Stuff the Bus took a hybrid approach – supporting both in-person and online supply drives and expanding the event […]

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Volunteer reads to student in beanbag
Why Volunteering is Good For You

At United Way of Salt Lake, we know that volunteering helps to build communities where everyone can succeed; the advantages for students, families, and schools are well known. What’s less […]

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The Effects of Detracking on Academic Identities

The Grassroots Leadership Team at United Way of Salt Lake works to engage community members in conversations about their experiences to create a system where the experiences of those most impacted […]

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Encircle Provides Community for LGBTQ+ Youth in Utah

In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting Encircle Utah, a 211 service provider focused on providing community and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Utah. The first […]

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Karen Kwan at capitol
AAPI Heritage Month: Karen Kwan in the House of Representatives

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, United Way of Salt Lake is highlighting some local leaders in the AAPI community. This week we’re featuring Karen Kwan. […]

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EveryDay Strong: A Program to Support Children’s Mental Health

EveryDay Strong is here to help you support children’s mental health. Trainers are available to share techniques that will help kids and teens connect with and feel supported by adults […]

Read More
Hero image- student learning from virtual tutor
Virtual Tutors Help Students Succeed After COVID-19 Shutdown

Students at Farnsworth Elementary Show Measurable Progress After Spending Time with Virtual Tutors             September 2022 saw headlines in nearly every major newspaper declaring that […]

Read More
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Utah 211 is Updating Their Text Number

The new number to text is 801-845-2211. When you’re in need, Utah 211 can help. Free, confidential, and available 24/7 in more than 200 languages, 211 is Utah’s most comprehensive […]

Read More
Hero
Interactuando con Padres de Habla Hispana en Café con Flor

Café con Flor reúne a los padres de familia de habla hispana y les apoya a comunicarse mejor con la escuela de sus hijos   Café con Flor son reuniones […]

Read More
Student smiling while sitting at desk
Promise Partnership Receives National Recognition for Systems Transformation Work

The Promise Partnership is what United Way of Salt Lake calls our education-focused work, and recently we received an exciting designation from StriveTogether, a national organization seeking better results for […]

Read More
Students in classroom smiling
What Supports do BIPOC Students Need to See Themselves as Community Educators?

Learn how current educators can support BIPOC students and help them envision themselves as community educators. The Grassroots Leadership Fellowship is a part-time program that inspires and supports local community […]

Read More
Flor listens to parents at Cafe con Flor
Engaging Spanish-Speaking Caregivers at Café con Flor

Café con Flor brings together Spanish-speaking caregivers to help them better connect with their child’s school   Café con Flor are parent gatherings that happen twice a month. The purpose […]

Read More
Liliane presents to the United Way of Salt Lake Team
Liliane Kwizera: My Time in the Grassroots Fellow Program

The Grassroots Leadership Fellowship is a part-time program that inspires and supports local community members in taking a leadership role in building up their communities. They do this by facilitating […]

Read More
Teacher and student pose at the front of the class
United Way of Salt Lake Awards 4 Grants to Early Education Partners

Programs report on how they’ve reimagined preschool after a year of receiving the Reimagine Early Education grant   United Way of Salt Lake and Promise Partnership Utah are supporting community […]

Read More
Salt Lake Center for Science Education
How SLCSE is Using Experiential Learning to Increase Graduation Rates

The Salt Lake Center for Science Education is using its Reimagine Education grant to implement a learn-by-doing model The Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE) wants to change how […]

Read More
Volunteers at Stuff the Bus
12th Stuff the Bus Provides Supplies for 10,000 Utah Kids

Back-to-School is Looking Brighter, Thanks to Stuff the Bus! Last year’s Stuff the Bus took a hybrid approach – supporting both in-person and online supply drives and expanding the event […]

Read More
Volunteer reads to student in beanbag
Why Volunteering is Good For You

At United Way of Salt Lake, we know that volunteering helps to build communities where everyone can succeed; the advantages for students, families, and schools are well known. What’s less […]

Read More
The Effects of Detracking on Academic Identities

The Grassroots Leadership Team at United Way of Salt Lake works to engage community members in conversations about their experiences to create a system where the experiences of those most impacted […]

Read More
Encircle Hero
Encircle Provides Community for LGBTQ+ Youth in Utah

In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting Encircle Utah, a 211 service provider focused on providing community and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Utah. The first […]

Read More
Karen Kwan at capitol
AAPI Heritage Month: Karen Kwan in the House of Representatives

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, United Way of Salt Lake is highlighting some local leaders in the AAPI community. This week we’re featuring Karen Kwan. […]

Read More

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