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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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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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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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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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Buy a Box of Crayons, Give a Box of Crayons!

by Stephanie Rokich Volunteer Engagement Manager Students in Granite School District return to school on August 21, and Canyons students go back on August 23. With school starting in less than a month, Back-to-School shopping season has begun, and that means we need your help! Now through August 2, drop-off new school supply donations at the […]

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An Insider’s Introductory Guide to Community Schools

by Abram Sherrod Community School Director Year one is officially in the books and the one thing that I’m certain of is the community schools model is highly effective and impactful. At face value, the concept of community schools seems simple. In order to be a highly effective community school, one needs to be able […]

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Scheels Sets an Example of Community Involvement in Education!

by Jake Housel Corporate Engagement Advisor Most Utahns recognize Scheels’ beautiful building off the I-15 Freeway. The mention of Scheels in conversations among families in the Sandy area will conjure pleasant memories of their children enjoying the giant ferris wheel inside the “Disneyland of Sporting Goods”. Scheels exhibits many of the values that our community […]

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"Education is the most powerful weapon…"

by Abram Sherrod Lincoln Elementary Community School Director Education is a crucial part of the development of individuals in a civil society. Especially for youth, education has the capability to teach, inspire, and socialize individuals to understand what it means to be a citizen of the community in which you reside. Nelson Mandela once said […]

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Combining Helping Others and Harry Potter for an Incredible United Way Campaign

by Alex Antonio Penna Powers Listen, I get it. You’re busy. It’s the holiday season and you’ve got a full plate at work while still juggling family activities, church events and some much-needed hibernation. With so much going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday minutia, especially during this time of year. […]

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Championing the Change!

by MacKenzie Knight Community Investment Advisor In my role as a Community Investment Advisor at United Way of Salt Lake, I have the opportunity to work with remarkable companies who are committed to changing the odds for kids and families in our community. Dominion Questar Corporation just wrapped up its month-long employee giving campaign, and I […]

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