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10 Steps to Host a Successful School Supply Drive!

By Courtney Dean, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at United Way of Salt Lake Host a school supply drive and help United Way of Salt Lake Stuff the Bus! We want to ensure that students enter the classroom in August with the tools they need to succeed. We’ve put together 10 steps for how to host a […]

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Understanding Utah’s Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependency and the Use of Public Assistance

Tracy S. Gruber, JD Director of the Office of Child Care Senior Advisor of the Intergenerational Poverty Initiative Department of Workforce Services Utah’s economy is in an incredibly strong position with its low unemployment rate and strong, diverse job growth. However, challenges remain for families struggling to emerge from poverty. Utah’s child poverty rate remains […]

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National College Access Network 20th Anniversary Conference: A Celebration of Education as Soulcraft

by Matthew Smith Partnership Director, College Readiness Completion During the last four months, after joining United Way of Salt Lake on July 1, I have immersed myself in the world of college readiness, access, and completion here in Utah — and followed national trends in higher education for underserved populations. During the final week of […]

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Turn your "Day of Caring" into a Year of Service!

by Heather MacDonald Volunteer and Community Engagement Director For many volunteers, participating in United Way of Salt Lake’s Day of Caring or a company sponsored group volunteer opportunity is their first experience serving at one of our many great non-profits, schools, or neighborhood centers. Every year we receive positive feedback from the agencies that host […]

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Empowering Adults at the English Skills Learning Center!

by Rachel Blackmer English Skills Learning Center Guest Blogger The English Skills Learning Center (ESLC) had a class graduation for employees of the University of Utah who participated in a Workplace English class provided by the ESLC. Twelve students received certificates congratulating them on the progress they made on the post-tests at the end of […]

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In the Same Shoes

by Elizabeth Gamarra English Skills Learning Center If I would describe something I love to do in one simple word, it would be “service.” Ever since elementary school, I have volunteered because I knew it would help build my experience and make a difference.  However in tenth grade, I found an extraordinary place that I identified […]

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Thank You For Joining Us at Power of Your Purse!

by Chelsea Nelson Interactive Communications Director Last week United Way of Salt Lake held the Women’s Philanthropic Network’s annual signature event, Power of Your Purse. This yearly event is an opportunity for WPN members and their friends to come together for a night of networking and fun, as well as a chance to better understand […]

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Women and Education Summit

by Chelsea Nelson Interactive Communications Director On Tuesday, United Way of Salt Lake hosted its first ever Women and Education Summit: Investing in Our Future. The Summit was a great success and attendees left armed with information and statistics to help move the needle on the number of girls and women who finish post-secondary education. […]

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United Way of Salt Lake Becomes Part of JA CITY!

by Chelsea Nelson Communications Director United Way of Salt Lake is thrilled to announce that we have become part of the exciting Junior Achievement City!  The UWSL “storefront” is now open for business and kids can learn how we work to advance the Education, Income, and Health of our neighborhoods and communities. JA City is […]

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International Women's Month & WPN

by Andy Wolcott Guest Blogger, WPN Member Since the inception of the Women’s Philanthropic Network, I think we have proven without a doubt what a group of determined, resourceful women can accomplish by sharing time, resources, and good thinking! United Way of Salt Lake Welcome Centers are thriving, serving our communities, and making a real […]

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