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Out-of-school partnerships are helping decrease crime, improve academic outcomes in South Salt Lake and Kearns

United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is steadfast in its belief that the most powerful way to end the cycle of poverty is through academic achievement. However, we also know that other factors influence a child’s chances of academic success, so we cannot ignore them. To address this, UWSL has built robust partnerships aimed […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is now a Proof Point Community

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership received national recognition for its work improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region from the nonprofit StriveTogether. For nearly a decade, UWSL has been working to ensure that every child along the Wasatch Front can […]

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Guest Blog: How United Way of Salt Lake’s Grassroots Work Helped Me Build Up My Community

By Abdi Iftin, Former Grassroots Leadership Intern at United Way of Salt Lake Editor’s Note: A portion of this blog was presented at United Way of Salt Lake’s 2019 United for Change event, where Abdi’s work with our grassroots engagement team was featured during the program. Most people leave their countries for economic reasons, political […]

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UWSL honors four Changemakers at 2019 United for Change

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Hundreds of United Way of Salt Lake’s corporate partners and their guests gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the change we are making in our community at our annual United for Change event. During the program, we honored four champions of our work with our […]

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Help UWSL’s Kearns Community Schools Spread the Word About Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Being ready to learn in kindergarten is a game changer for kids. When they are kindergarten ready, students are more likely to have a foundation that supports future learning and better health. But many parents in the communities United Way of Salt Lake serves aren’t […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Big Wins (and Losses) of the 2019 Legislative Session

By Elizabeth Garbe, Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Policy at United Way of Salt Lake After a difficult first two weeks of the 2019 General Session, we were able to end on a high note with most of our priority bills passing and getting funded. Here are the highlights on the big wins and […]

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There is Something Special Happening at United Way of Salt Lake

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Wasatch Front. Our mission and role has transformed over the years from brokering donations and coordinating programs to creating lasting social change through powerful partnerships that address some of the toughest challenges […]

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Partner Reading is Giving Struggling Students a Chance to Succeed

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Erin Butler’s third grade students at West Kearns Elementary are diving into reading head first. They are reading chapter books, working through story problems in math and science, and starting to think critically about every other subject they’re covering in school. But for about […]

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Midvale Students Making “Great Leaps” in Literacy Thanks to Savage Volunteers

By: Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Savage believes in being a good neighbor in the communities where their team members live and work. It’s one of the Midvale-based company’s pillars, and a reason for its long-standing relationship with United Way of Salt Lake. So when given the opportunity to volunteer […]

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Op-ed: School Accountability Measures are a Reflection on All of Us

Read the Original Article Utah’s most recent school accountability results have just been released – using a new framework to provide a more in-depth picture of how students are doing in every school in the state. This framework informs both the policy debate at the legislature – as well as recent discussions at the local […]

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Out-of-school partnerships are helping decrease crime, improve academic outcomes in South Salt Lake and Kearns

United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is steadfast in its belief that the most powerful way to end the cycle of poverty is through academic achievement. However, we also know that other factors influence a child’s chances of academic success, so we cannot ignore them. To address this, UWSL has built robust partnerships aimed […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is now a Proof Point Community

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership received national recognition for its work improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region from the nonprofit StriveTogether. For nearly a decade, UWSL has been working to ensure that every child along the Wasatch Front can […]

Read More
Guest Blog: How United Way of Salt Lake’s Grassroots Work Helped Me Build Up My Community

By Abdi Iftin, Former Grassroots Leadership Intern at United Way of Salt Lake Editor’s Note: A portion of this blog was presented at United Way of Salt Lake’s 2019 United for Change event, where Abdi’s work with our grassroots engagement team was featured during the program. Most people leave their countries for economic reasons, political […]

Read More
UWSL honors four Changemakers at 2019 United for Change

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Hundreds of United Way of Salt Lake’s corporate partners and their guests gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the change we are making in our community at our annual United for Change event. During the program, we honored four champions of our work with our […]

Read More
Help UWSL’s Kearns Community Schools Spread the Word About Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Being ready to learn in kindergarten is a game changer for kids. When they are kindergarten ready, students are more likely to have a foundation that supports future learning and better health. But many parents in the communities United Way of Salt Lake serves aren’t […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake’s Big Wins (and Losses) of the 2019 Legislative Session

By Elizabeth Garbe, Senior Director, Government Relations and Public Policy at United Way of Salt Lake After a difficult first two weeks of the 2019 General Session, we were able to end on a high note with most of our priority bills passing and getting funded. Here are the highlights on the big wins and […]

Read More
There is Something Special Happening at United Way of Salt Lake

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Wasatch Front. Our mission and role has transformed over the years from brokering donations and coordinating programs to creating lasting social change through powerful partnerships that address some of the toughest challenges […]

Read More
Partner Reading is Giving Struggling Students a Chance to Succeed

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Erin Butler’s third grade students at West Kearns Elementary are diving into reading head first. They are reading chapter books, working through story problems in math and science, and starting to think critically about every other subject they’re covering in school. But for about […]

Read More
Midvale Students Making “Great Leaps” in Literacy Thanks to Savage Volunteers

By: Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Savage believes in being a good neighbor in the communities where their team members live and work. It’s one of the Midvale-based company’s pillars, and a reason for its long-standing relationship with United Way of Salt Lake. So when given the opportunity to volunteer […]

Read More
Op-ed: School Accountability Measures are a Reflection on All of Us

Read the Original Article Utah’s most recent school accountability results have just been released – using a new framework to provide a more in-depth picture of how students are doing in every school in the state. This framework informs both the policy debate at the legislature – as well as recent discussions at the local […]

Read More

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