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The Impact of Day of Caring!

United Way of Salt Lake’s 25th Annual Day of Caring took place last week on Thursday, September 14. As always, the wonderful volunteers and agencies that participated on Day of Caring had an enormous impact on our local communities! More than 3,000 volunteers from 90 local companies spent nearly 15,000 total hours completing 100 one-day […]

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Breaking Language Barriers in South Salt Lake!

by Meredith Muller Cottonwood High School Community School Director South Salt Lake is a community rich with diversity. Our residents come from all over the world and speak over 40 languages. Our schools are microcosms of our world, allowing learning beyond the classroom between students and families. It does however create one challenge: communication. Finding someone […]

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Granite Park Junior High’s A-Staff Builds Bridges!

Kylie Christensen Granite Park Junior High Community School Director Granite Park Junior High’s Announcement Staff (A-Staff) have a big job! They film, edit, and produce Granite Park’s daily announcements. The idea was born in 2010 by Dr. Chun, the principal at the time. He wanted students to share a little bit about their country and […]

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Fighting Chronic Absenteeism: Using Data to Create Change

by Rob Hatch Strategy and Learning Coordinator UWSL is committed to improving student outcomes and college readiness for all children in the Wasatch Front. This is big work. The kind of work no one organization or group of people can hope to accomplish on their own. UWSL recognizes this, and has embraced the philosophy of […]

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Community Schools – What Happens When School is Out for the Summer?

by Maribel Rodriguez Oquirrh Hills Elementary Community School Director “If school is out, don’t you get the summer off?” This question always comes up with teachers, school staff, and the many partners we work with; and, it is a valid, good question. This will be my second year with United Way of Salt Lake as […]

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Guadalupe School Students Repay Community Generosity

by: Megan Anderson, LCSW Guadalupe Charter School Social Worker The students of Guadalupe Charter School have gratefully received support from the community throughout the years. In response to the generosity of others, students in the Summer School Program have been eager to find opportunities to give back as well. This summer students participated in a […]

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Stuff the Bus 2017 Impacted 11,296 Students!

Stuff the Bus, United Way of Salt Lake’s back-to-school backpack and school supply effort, wrapped up this week, and – wow! – was it a success! Here are some fun Stuff the Bus facts for your enjoyment: 11,296 – # of students who benefit because of Stuff the Bus donors and volunteers! 46 – # […]

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Dealertrack and Others Support Students for Stuff the Bus

by Stephanie Rokich Volunteer Engagement Manager Stuff the Bus donations are in, and 78 companies, nonprofits, government agencies, community groups, scout troops, and individuals donated 130,378 school supply items! Juana DuPratt works for Dealertrack, a company with a culture of giving back to the community. She organized her company’s online school supply drive. Here’s what […]

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25 Years of Day of Caring

by Kenzie Knight Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Day of Caring 2017 will be held on Thursday, September 14. Day of Caring through the years: United Way’s role in Day of Caring is to connect corporate and community groups to projects hosted by local organizations in the four counties which we work. United Way of Salt Lake […]

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Paula Green Johnson: Recognizing a Decade of Service

by Paula Green Johnson Community Advocate With heartfelt appreciation, we recognize Paula Green Johnson for her 9½ years of service as a member of United Way of Salt Lake’s Board of Directors. Throughout her time on the Board, Paula served in numerous capacities: as Chair for both the Government and Ethics and Public Policy Committees, […]

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The Impact of Day of Caring!

United Way of Salt Lake’s 25th Annual Day of Caring took place last week on Thursday, September 14. As always, the wonderful volunteers and agencies that participated on Day of Caring had an enormous impact on our local communities! More than 3,000 volunteers from 90 local companies spent nearly 15,000 total hours completing 100 one-day […]

Read More
Breaking Language Barriers in South Salt Lake!

by Meredith Muller Cottonwood High School Community School Director South Salt Lake is a community rich with diversity. Our residents come from all over the world and speak over 40 languages. Our schools are microcosms of our world, allowing learning beyond the classroom between students and families. It does however create one challenge: communication. Finding someone […]

Read More
Granite Park Junior High’s A-Staff Builds Bridges!

Kylie Christensen Granite Park Junior High Community School Director Granite Park Junior High’s Announcement Staff (A-Staff) have a big job! They film, edit, and produce Granite Park’s daily announcements. The idea was born in 2010 by Dr. Chun, the principal at the time. He wanted students to share a little bit about their country and […]

Read More
Fighting Chronic Absenteeism: Using Data to Create Change

by Rob Hatch Strategy and Learning Coordinator UWSL is committed to improving student outcomes and college readiness for all children in the Wasatch Front. This is big work. The kind of work no one organization or group of people can hope to accomplish on their own. UWSL recognizes this, and has embraced the philosophy of […]

Read More
Community Schools – What Happens When School is Out for the Summer?

by Maribel Rodriguez Oquirrh Hills Elementary Community School Director “If school is out, don’t you get the summer off?” This question always comes up with teachers, school staff, and the many partners we work with; and, it is a valid, good question. This will be my second year with United Way of Salt Lake as […]

Read More
Guadalupe School Students Repay Community Generosity

by: Megan Anderson, LCSW Guadalupe Charter School Social Worker The students of Guadalupe Charter School have gratefully received support from the community throughout the years. In response to the generosity of others, students in the Summer School Program have been eager to find opportunities to give back as well. This summer students participated in a […]

Read More
Stuff the Bus 2017 Impacted 11,296 Students!

Stuff the Bus, United Way of Salt Lake’s back-to-school backpack and school supply effort, wrapped up this week, and – wow! – was it a success! Here are some fun Stuff the Bus facts for your enjoyment: 11,296 – # of students who benefit because of Stuff the Bus donors and volunteers! 46 – # […]

Read More
Dealertrack and Others Support Students for Stuff the Bus

by Stephanie Rokich Volunteer Engagement Manager Stuff the Bus donations are in, and 78 companies, nonprofits, government agencies, community groups, scout troops, and individuals donated 130,378 school supply items! Juana DuPratt works for Dealertrack, a company with a culture of giving back to the community. She organized her company’s online school supply drive. Here’s what […]

Read More
25 Years of Day of Caring

by Kenzie Knight Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Day of Caring 2017 will be held on Thursday, September 14. Day of Caring through the years: United Way’s role in Day of Caring is to connect corporate and community groups to projects hosted by local organizations in the four counties which we work. United Way of Salt Lake […]

Read More
Paula Green Johnson: Recognizing a Decade of Service

by Paula Green Johnson Community Advocate With heartfelt appreciation, we recognize Paula Green Johnson for her 9½ years of service as a member of United Way of Salt Lake’s Board of Directors. Throughout her time on the Board, Paula served in numerous capacities: as Chair for both the Government and Ethics and Public Policy Committees, […]

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