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Top 10 Reasons Why Utah 2-1-1 Matters

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake In celebration of National 2-1-1 Day, we at United Way of Salt Lake want to share the many reasons why Utah 2-1-1 positively impacts the people of our state. 2-1-1 provides Utahns with a starting point to find assistance when fiscal, health, or social […]

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United Way of Salt Lake Plays A Key Role In Mentoring, Developing – Just Ask Nour

Nour was barely a teenager when an unexpected knock came at the door of her family’s home in Syria. On the other side were armed soldiers — there to arrest her father for reasons they never bothered to make particularly clear. “That’s the way things are in Syria,” Nour said. “There is a lot of […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Schools Goal: Help Students Learn, Thrive

Every student gets a bout of jitters on the first day of school. It’s entirely natural. Indeed, the start of a new school year can be a massive unknown for many students – especially those who may have fallen behind in several subjects or who don’t have the same opportunities because of their family’s financial […]

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United Way of Salt Lake: Helping Parents Gauge A Child’s Development

Children start learning long before their first day of kindergarten. From the time they are born, children are learning from their parents, family members, and other loved ones. “Parents are every student’s first teachers,” said Igor Limansky, United Way of Salt Lake’s grassroots engagement director. “We want all parents to know that they are equal […]

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Why Fully Expanded Medicaid Matters

Are you currently healthy? Are you and your spouse able to work and provide for your family? Are your children healthy enough to focus and learn during the school day? Health is easily taken for granted until you or your loved one doesn’t have it anymore. For many Utahns, taking a sick day means losing […]

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Help put #UtahKidsFirst during the 2019 Legislative Session

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager for United Way of Salt Lake The 2019 Legislative Session is here, and United Way of Salt Lake knows that many of the issues that will be addressed this year will impact our quality of life in Utah, particularly for those living in poverty. For years, UWSL has been dedicated […]

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UWSL and StriveTogether receive national recognition for continuous improvement work

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager for United Way of Salt Lake In 2018, United Way of Salt Lake received national recognition for its education-based continuous improvement work in schools across the Wasatch Front. UWSL and its partnership with StriveTogether were one of six groups honored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching — […]

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Woodrow Wilson Elementary students receive new shoes for Christmas, thanks to UWSL corporate partners

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Folding tables cloaked in Christmas-colored paper lined the front hallways of Woodrow Wilson Elementary on Dec. 14. Whispers of excitement and curiosity filled the halls as the kindergarten through sixth-grade students took notice of the tables. The South Salt Lake community school’s teachers were […]

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Five ways you can make an impact this holiday season

The holidays are here, and many families in our partner schools and communities need extra help this time of year. Here are five ways you can help us spread some holiday cheer: Fill the Boots: Provide winter boots (Youth size 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) filled with warm socks, craft items (like Play-Doh), […]

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Give thanks, then give back this #GivingTuesday

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake The holiday season is nearly upon us, and with it comes time to reflect on and take stock of all that we have and appreciate in our lives. But for many families across the Wasatch Front, this time of year can be a strain […]

Read More
Top 10 Reasons Why Utah 2-1-1 Matters

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake In celebration of National 2-1-1 Day, we at United Way of Salt Lake want to share the many reasons why Utah 2-1-1 positively impacts the people of our state. 2-1-1 provides Utahns with a starting point to find assistance when fiscal, health, or social […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake Plays A Key Role In Mentoring, Developing – Just Ask Nour

Nour was barely a teenager when an unexpected knock came at the door of her family’s home in Syria. On the other side were armed soldiers — there to arrest her father for reasons they never bothered to make particularly clear. “That’s the way things are in Syria,” Nour said. “There is a lot of […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake’s Community Schools Goal: Help Students Learn, Thrive

Every student gets a bout of jitters on the first day of school. It’s entirely natural. Indeed, the start of a new school year can be a massive unknown for many students – especially those who may have fallen behind in several subjects or who don’t have the same opportunities because of their family’s financial […]

Read More
United Way of Salt Lake: Helping Parents Gauge A Child’s Development

Children start learning long before their first day of kindergarten. From the time they are born, children are learning from their parents, family members, and other loved ones. “Parents are every student’s first teachers,” said Igor Limansky, United Way of Salt Lake’s grassroots engagement director. “We want all parents to know that they are equal […]

Read More
Why Fully Expanded Medicaid Matters

Are you currently healthy? Are you and your spouse able to work and provide for your family? Are your children healthy enough to focus and learn during the school day? Health is easily taken for granted until you or your loved one doesn’t have it anymore. For many Utahns, taking a sick day means losing […]

Read More
Help put #UtahKidsFirst during the 2019 Legislative Session

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager for United Way of Salt Lake The 2019 Legislative Session is here, and United Way of Salt Lake knows that many of the issues that will be addressed this year will impact our quality of life in Utah, particularly for those living in poverty. For years, UWSL has been dedicated […]

Read More
UWSL and StriveTogether receive national recognition for continuous improvement work

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager for United Way of Salt Lake In 2018, United Way of Salt Lake received national recognition for its education-based continuous improvement work in schools across the Wasatch Front. UWSL and its partnership with StriveTogether were one of six groups honored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching — […]

Read More
Woodrow Wilson Elementary students receive new shoes for Christmas, thanks to UWSL corporate partners

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Folding tables cloaked in Christmas-colored paper lined the front hallways of Woodrow Wilson Elementary on Dec. 14. Whispers of excitement and curiosity filled the halls as the kindergarten through sixth-grade students took notice of the tables. The South Salt Lake community school’s teachers were […]

Read More
Five ways you can make an impact this holiday season

The holidays are here, and many families in our partner schools and communities need extra help this time of year. Here are five ways you can help us spread some holiday cheer: Fill the Boots: Provide winter boots (Youth size 12, 13, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) filled with warm socks, craft items (like Play-Doh), […]

Read More
Give thanks, then give back this #GivingTuesday

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake The holiday season is nearly upon us, and with it comes time to reflect on and take stock of all that we have and appreciate in our lives. But for many families across the Wasatch Front, this time of year can be a strain […]

Read More

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