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"All students can learn, and TOGETHER we’ll make it happen."

The motto of South Kearns Elementary where I teach is, “All students can learn and TOGETHER we will make it happen.” My name is Grace Morrell and I am a fifth/ sixth-grade science teacher in Granite School District. I have one of the best jobs because, with you, I make this goal a reality. When deciding which career […]

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The Impact of Day of Caring!

United Way of Salt Lake’s 25th Annual Day of Caring took place last week on Thursday, September 14. As always, the wonderful volunteers and agencies that participated on Day of Caring had an enormous impact on our local communities! More than 3,000 volunteers from 90 local companies spent nearly 15,000 total hours completing 100 one-day […]

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21st CCLC programs

by Sophie Siebach-Glover Community School Director James E Moss Elementary is a diverse elementary school in the South Salt Lake area. This year we were able to partner with Promise SouthSalt Lake to provide afterschool programming to our students. In just one year we have had over 100 students enroll in the program with a […]

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Jacob Construction – Making Life Better

Erika De La Vega Corporate Craft Recruiter Jacobsen Construction At Jacobsen Construction we believe in making life better. What does making life better mean to us? It means making life better for those in our community, our employees, and the people we build for. I have had the opportunity to understand much more how the […]

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

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. But I can tell you […]

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A Surprise to Change the World

by Jake Housel Community Investment Advisor On a weekly basis I drive to work enjoying Joseph Haydn’s Symphony 94. This symphony is known as the “Surprise Symphony.” During the second movement of the work, an astonishing loud sound disrupts the gentle stream of the orchestra. I remember the first time I listened to the piece […]

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Rocky Mountain Power Invests in Change!

by Jeff Larsen & Lori Hughes Rocky Mountain Power Rocky Mountain Power is pleased to support United Way of Salt Lake in its effort to improve the lives of people in our community through the comprehensive planning and leadership that UWSL provides on challenging social issues. Using the collective impact model, investments in solutions can be maximized […]

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More than 300 Volunteers Celebrated Day of Action!

by Stephanie Rokich Community Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Last Friday, June 24, more than 300 volunteers – including employees, families, and individuals – came together for United Way Day of Action at Hillcrest High School! Thank you, volunteers, for all you did to help the community of  Midvale. What happened on Day of Action? Here are […]

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Learning to Serve Others in the Workplace AND in Our Community!

by Brian Anderson Human Resources Generalist PEGUS Research Let me first introduce myself to those readers out there. I am Brian Anderson, an HR Generalist at PEGUS Research in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. I wanted to share today a little bit about how implementing service in the work place, as well as in our […]

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Utah Business Week and UWSL Teach High School Students to Give Back

by Stephanie Rokich Community Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Each summer, more than 100 high school students, mostly incoming juniors and seniors, head up to Logan for Utah Business Week (UBW). UBW is run by the Foundation for Private Enterprise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing Utah’s high school students for the business world. According to UBW’s website: […]

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