Community Schools Archives — United Way Salt Lake
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United Way of Salt Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Stay Safe, Stay Connected Partnerships Connect Families to Resources and Vaccines

July 20 & 21 – In an effort to connect local families with resources to help them recover from the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Salt […]

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Stuff the Bus 2021 Delivers Supplies for 13,000 Utah Kids

  A Successful Stuff the Bus Makes Back-to-School Better!   This year, Stuff the Bus returned to near normal with in-person volunteers dropping off supplies, counting and sorting donations, and […]

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How to Host a Stuff the Bus Supply Drive

    10 Tips for Hosting a Successful Supply Drive Summer break is just around the corner, and we’re already thinking about how to help students succeed during the 2021-2022 […]

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How James E. Moss Elementary is Reimagining Education

In August 2020, United Way of Salt Lake hosted the  Reimagine Education Innovation Challenge. During the challenge, schools submitted plans for prioritizing students of color, English language learners, and students […]

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Week 3: 15-30-60 Distance Learning

This week’s 15-30-60 post is full of resources to keep your kids engaged over the summer by encouraging them to work on educational activities. The following resources (All Free!) will […]

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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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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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A Day in the Life of a United Way Community School Director

Editor’s note: We asked Chris Dammert to walk us through a day in his life as a community school director at James E. Moss Elementary to get a better understanding […]

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Big Wins from our Community Schools

A new school year is here and we’re excited for all the possibilities ahead for the students in our community schools.  This new beginning has us reflecting on some of […]

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Getting the Most out of Your Student’s Summer Learning

Summer programs across the Wasatch front and a neighbor in the Wasatch Back (Park City) are unifying forces to help reduce summer slide. We’re not saying that we’re at parks […]

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Smart Smiles: Putting Kids Oral Health First

Many of us take routine dental care for granted—it’s just something you have to take care of every six months. And while it can sometimes seem like a minor annoyance, […]

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How a Free Pair of Glasses can Improve a Child’s Education

John entered third grade at David Gourley Elementary in Kearns as blind as a bat. He seemed shy, anxious, and slightly withdrawn from his classmates, and during computer class, he […]

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Summer Reading
Kearns Community Schools Create Summer Learning Packets to Prevent Learning Loss

West Kearns Elementary was in a bit of a bind coming into the end of the 2018-2019 school year. With classes winding down, Community School Director, DeLayna Wilhelmsen, realized West […]

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Guest Blog: Attending a United Way of Salt Lake community school helped me build a path to success

In July 2013, there was a knock on the door of my family’s home in Syria. It was the army. They were coming to arrest my dad for reasons that […]

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