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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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Finding the Meaning of "Langosta" – and Why I Volunteer!

by Allison Temnick Community Investment Advisor “Langosta,” a little eight-year old voice said quietly. “What?” I replied, confused. “I said, do you have any pets, Oscar?” Again he whispered, “langosta.” I was thrilled that he had finally said something, even if I didn’t understand it. My junior year in high school I was asked if […]

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Tis the Season…..for VOLUNTEERING!

by Ashley Hillman Community Collaborations Director The birds are starting to chirp, tulips and daffodils are emerging from their winter’s slumber, and the days of sunshine extend well into the evening hours. Tis the season…..for volunteering! Nicer weather and longer days are two perfect conditions to donate some of your time to help cultivate a […]

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