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Nour fled Syria in hopes of a better future. Her mentor showed her that future was possible.

By Kelly Schmidt, content manager at United Way of Salt Lake 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 […]

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Cottonwood High Students = #SLChangemakers!

by Meredith Muller Community School Director, Cottonwood High School United forChange 2017 was a phenomenal event. We made a few changes this year, like moving from a lunch to breakfast, and added some new features—bacon bar anyone?! One of my favorite new features was having community partners present awards to our 2017 Changemakers. It was […]

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Day of Caring at Cottonwood High School—A New and Improved Home for the Arts, Thanks to Williams Company!

by Megan Olsen Cottonwood High Community School Director The Cottonwood High School auditorium and stage are one of the most frequently used school spaces for events in the community. Because, as we like to say here at Cottonwood, the auditorium is “the largest school auditorium West of the Mississippi.” In addition, it is the home […]

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Tocqueville Society Visits Cottonwood High School!

by Shannon Harmon Leadership Giving Director Just before the holidays, Tocqueville Society members and prospects had a unique opportunity to see their investment hard at work by taking a tour of Cottonwood High Community School. Principal Alan Parrish started the tour by speaking about the history of the school and how the strong partnership with […]

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