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More Students are Graduating from Cottonwood High with the Help of United Way

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake When students graduate high school prepared for college and careers, they’re more likely to have better employment and earning potential. That’s why United Way of Salt Lake works to promote educational opportunities for all students throughout their school career, as well as help break […]

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Volunteers help Kearns High Students Hone their Interview Skills

Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager for United Way of Salt Lake When Jake Housel addressed the volunteers for Kearns High School’s mock interviews, he tried to set the stage for how impactful their time would be for the participating students. “For a lot of the kids at our school, just getting to class or graduating high […]

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Out-of-school partnerships are helping decrease crime, improve academic outcomes in South Salt Lake and Kearns

United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is steadfast in its belief that the most powerful way to end the cycle of poverty is through academic achievement. However, we also know that other factors influence a child’s chances of academic success, so we cannot ignore them. To address this, UWSL has built robust partnerships aimed […]

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United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership is now a Proof Point Community

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnership received national recognition for its work improving student outcomes in the Salt Lake City region from the nonprofit StriveTogether. For nearly a decade, UWSL has been working to ensure that every child along the Wasatch Front can […]

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Guest Blog: How United Way of Salt Lake’s Grassroots Work Helped Me Build Up My Community

By Abdi Iftin, Former Grassroots Leadership Intern at United Way of Salt Lake Editor’s Note: A portion of this blog was presented at United Way of Salt Lake’s 2019 United for Change event, where Abdi’s work with our grassroots engagement team was featured during the program.  Most people leave their countries for economic reasons, political […]

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UWSL honors four Changemakers at 2019 United for Change

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Hundreds of United Way of Salt Lake’s corporate partners and their guests gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the change we are making in our community at our annual United for Change event. During the program, we honored four champions of our work with our […]

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Partner Reading is Giving Struggling Students a Chance to Succeed

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Erin Butler’s third grade students at West Kearns Elementary are diving into reading head first. They are reading chapter books, working through story problems in math and science, and starting to think critically about every other subject they’re covering in school. But for about […]

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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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USHE employees packed 13,000+ snack kits during their annual giving campaign

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake For Utah System of Higher Education’s annual giving campaign last November, Ashlynn McCarter said the organization wanted to do something different. The chairman for USHE’s employee engagement committee said her colleagues wanted to not just give an annual pledge this year, but also give […]

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How Utah 2-1-1 Goes The Extra Mile In Times Of Crisis

By Kelly Schmidt, Content Manager at United Way of Salt Lake Day in and day out, Utah 2-1-1 take calls from people across the state, connecting them to resources and services to help in times of difficulty. But when Hurricane Florence wrecked havoc on the east coast last year, Utah 2-1-1 came to the aid […]

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