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Goldman Sachs gives $250,000 to help vulnerable families amid COVID-19 pandemic

Goldman Sachs has always thought creatively about the systems in our community and how they impact those who live here. As a longtime partner of United Way of Salt Lake, […]

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This Giving Tuesday Help Utahns Across the Wasatch Front

The spread of COVID-19 is threatening the health and safety of communities all over the world. But in its wake, this pandemic is leaving individuals and families without jobs, struggling […]

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Look for the Helpers: Utah 211 During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Utah 211 is dedicated to connecting Utahans to the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Editor’s Note: This is the first story in United Way of Salt Lake’s […]

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Stay Informed and Get Help Amid COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 is taking a toll on our community from a health and economic standpoint. The United Ways across Utah (United Way of Utah County, United Way […]

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Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19

Given the current and ever-evolving state of affairs surrounding COVID-19 (aka coronavirus), we are following the CDC and local government officials’ guidance around social distancing and reducing gatherings. We have decided to cancel all United […]

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Hundreds of volunteers made literacy fun for Read Across America Day

During the first week of March, hundreds of volunteers helped students in 14 schools across the Wasatch Front build a passion for reading during the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative. United Way […]

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How Utah 211 Works to Improve Health in our Community

  Social Determinants of Health: the physical, emotional, social, financial, spiritual, and behavioral conditions that affect a person’s overall health.   Addressing social determinants of health is critical for improving […]

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Why 211 Utah is Important to Its Partners

211 Utah provides Utahns with ways to get and give help. Information Specialists connect people, whether by call, text, message, or through its app, to the resources and services so […]

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Job coaching for Davis Teachers Leads To Higher Achievement for Students

Kindergartens in Davis School District achieved 4X the growth of their statewide peers after the teachers received job coaching   There was an underlying concern on the professional learning team […]

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#WhyIGive: Why CBIZ gives to United Way of Salt Lake

CBIZ, a nationwide accounting and business consulting firm with a local Salt Lake office, is one of United Way of Salt Lake’s valued corporate partners. Throughout the year, employees volunteered […]

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United Way and Silicon Slopes Partner for Social Good

United Way of Salt Lake is teaming up with Silicon Slopes to organize the Social Good track at this year’s Silicon Slopes Summit! We have an inspiring agenda lined up […]

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Our Legislative Priorities for 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is nearly here. And we have several public policy priorities this year that we believe will help children and families thrive in our community. At United […]

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Making an Impact from the Boardroom to the Classroom

John Connelly always had an aptitude for and an interest in math. It’s one of the reasons the Vice President of Engineering and Construction at Williams pursued engineering in the […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Wins of 2019

2019 has nearly come and gone, which offers us all a time to reflect on the last year as we anticipate the next. At United Way of Salt Lake, this […]

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2019 Speaker Series Recap: Equality is Not Enough

Missed Our Speaker Series This Year? Listen to the Live Recordings Here We live in a world that is fundamentally inequitable. The question is, with so much work to be […]

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What United Way of Salt Lake is Thankful for This Year

We have so much to be thankful for at United Way of Salt Lake. Every day, we get to work in schools, across communities, and at the State Capitol to […]

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5 Ways You Can Give and Volunteer This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! And United Way of Salt Lake has a number of ways you can help make the season a little brighter for kids and families in […]

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Why I Give Q&A: Gayle DaSilva of Savage Services

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of our Donor Recognition Week, where we are honoring our dedicated donors for their contributions to improving our community. Learn more about our […]

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What UWSL is doing to make college more accessible

Students who are college ready have better employment and earning potential later in life. But we know that it isn’t enough to be prepared in the classroom to access post-secondary […]

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Scary Stats that United Way of Salt Lake is Working Hard to Change

At United Way of Salt Lake, there are few things that scare us more than kids not reaching their full potential because of barriers holding them back. We believe that […]

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Doing ‘Whatever It Takes’ for Every Child Comes Full Circle

In this op-ed, learn how United Way of Salt Lake’s mission was shaped by Geoffrey Canada’s work with the Harlem Children’s Zone from both the perspective of Bill Crim, CEO […]

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Walking the Walk

United Way Giving Campaigns are common (if not standard) practice in many workplaces. They unite employees around a common good and provide an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out […]

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Appreciating the Work of Our Community School Directors

This week, September 23-27, is national Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week. Sponsored nationally by the Coalition for Community Schools, The National Center for Community Schools, and Communities in Schools, this […]

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Community School Feature: Cottonwood High School

Editor’s Note: Every month, we’ll share a short Q&A with one of our community school directors, highlighting details about the schools we partner with. Community schools provide more than a […]

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United Way Mentors Make a Difference for Students

There are so many factors that contribute to a child’s success each school year. Kids may not come from families with the means to meet their basic needs or access […]

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Goldman Sachs gives $250,000 to help vulnerable families amid COVID-19 pandemic

Goldman Sachs has always thought creatively about the systems in our community and how they impact those who live here. As a longtime partner of United Way of Salt Lake, […]

Read More
This Giving Tuesday Help Utahns Across the Wasatch Front

The spread of COVID-19 is threatening the health and safety of communities all over the world. But in its wake, this pandemic is leaving individuals and families without jobs, struggling […]

Read More
Look for the Helpers: Utah 211 During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Utah 211 is dedicated to connecting Utahans to the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Editor’s Note: This is the first story in United Way of Salt Lake’s […]

Read More
Stay Informed and Get Help Amid COVID-19

The rapid spread of COVID-19 is taking a toll on our community from a health and economic standpoint. The United Ways across Utah (United Way of Utah County, United Way […]

Read More
Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19

Given the current and ever-evolving state of affairs surrounding COVID-19 (aka coronavirus), we are following the CDC and local government officials’ guidance around social distancing and reducing gatherings. We have decided to cancel all United […]

Read More
Hundreds of volunteers made literacy fun for Read Across America Day

During the first week of March, hundreds of volunteers helped students in 14 schools across the Wasatch Front build a passion for reading during the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative. United Way […]

Read More
How Utah 211 Works to Improve Health in our Community

  Social Determinants of Health: the physical, emotional, social, financial, spiritual, and behavioral conditions that affect a person’s overall health.   Addressing social determinants of health is critical for improving […]

Read More
Why 211 Utah is Important to Its Partners

211 Utah provides Utahns with ways to get and give help. Information Specialists connect people, whether by call, text, message, or through its app, to the resources and services so […]

Read More
Job coaching for Davis Teachers Leads To Higher Achievement for Students

Kindergartens in Davis School District achieved 4X the growth of their statewide peers after the teachers received job coaching   There was an underlying concern on the professional learning team […]

Read More
#WhyIGive: Why CBIZ gives to United Way of Salt Lake

CBIZ, a nationwide accounting and business consulting firm with a local Salt Lake office, is one of United Way of Salt Lake’s valued corporate partners. Throughout the year, employees volunteered […]

Read More
United Way and Silicon Slopes Partner for Social Good

United Way of Salt Lake is teaming up with Silicon Slopes to organize the Social Good track at this year’s Silicon Slopes Summit! We have an inspiring agenda lined up […]

Read More
Our Legislative Priorities for 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session is nearly here. And we have several public policy priorities this year that we believe will help children and families thrive in our community. At United […]

Read More
Making an Impact from the Boardroom to the Classroom

John Connelly always had an aptitude for and an interest in math. It’s one of the reasons the Vice President of Engineering and Construction at Williams pursued engineering in the […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Wins of 2019

2019 has nearly come and gone, which offers us all a time to reflect on the last year as we anticipate the next. At United Way of Salt Lake, this […]

Read More
2019 Speaker Series Recap: Equality is Not Enough

Missed Our Speaker Series This Year? Listen to the Live Recordings Here We live in a world that is fundamentally inequitable. The question is, with so much work to be […]

Read More
What United Way of Salt Lake is Thankful for This Year

We have so much to be thankful for at United Way of Salt Lake. Every day, we get to work in schools, across communities, and at the State Capitol to […]

Read More
5 Ways You Can Give and Volunteer This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! And United Way of Salt Lake has a number of ways you can help make the season a little brighter for kids and families in […]

Read More
Why I Give Q&A: Gayle DaSilva of Savage Services

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of our Donor Recognition Week, where we are honoring our dedicated donors for their contributions to improving our community. Learn more about our […]

Read More
What UWSL is doing to make college more accessible

Students who are college ready have better employment and earning potential later in life. But we know that it isn’t enough to be prepared in the classroom to access post-secondary […]

Read More
Scary Stats that United Way of Salt Lake is Working Hard to Change

At United Way of Salt Lake, there are few things that scare us more than kids not reaching their full potential because of barriers holding them back. We believe that […]

Read More
Doing ‘Whatever It Takes’ for Every Child Comes Full Circle

In this op-ed, learn how United Way of Salt Lake’s mission was shaped by Geoffrey Canada’s work with the Harlem Children’s Zone from both the perspective of Bill Crim, CEO […]

Read More
Walking the Walk

United Way Giving Campaigns are common (if not standard) practice in many workplaces. They unite employees around a common good and provide an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out […]

Read More
Appreciating the Work of Our Community School Directors

This week, September 23-27, is national Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week. Sponsored nationally by the Coalition for Community Schools, The National Center for Community Schools, and Communities in Schools, this […]

Read More
Community School Feature: Cottonwood High School

Editor’s Note: Every month, we’ll share a short Q&A with one of our community school directors, highlighting details about the schools we partner with. Community schools provide more than a […]

Read More
United Way Mentors Make a Difference for Students

There are so many factors that contribute to a child’s success each school year. Kids may not come from families with the means to meet their basic needs or access […]

Read More

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