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Exploring Backbone Staffing and Peer Support Models with United Way of Salt Lake

How can a backbone build structures and processes that can better support and retain its staff? In this new podcast episode, we’re doing a deep dive discussion to learn about...

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Utah 211 launches new web page for parent resources

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah 211 is launching a new parents resources page. The goal is to get families the help they need in creating a healthy and safe...

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Bill spurred by 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor’s suicide would require Utah schools to track race of bullied students

The hope is that schools could notice trends about who is being targeted by harassment and address it, said Rep. Sandra Hollins. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Tichenor family) Pictured is...

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United Way’s 211 Program connects the underserved Utah communities with services they need

  Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is committed to supporting underserved communities in Utah by removing barriers to health care and resources necessary for good physicians and mental health. Miguel...

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Embracing Collective Impact at United Way

United Way organizations are leading and supporting collective impact efforts globally, some since the model was widely introduced in 2011. Ten years later, Ayeola Fortune, interim senior vice president for impact at United...

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Mayor, Homeless Service Providers Announce 100+ Open Employment Positions at Shelters, Volunteers also Needed

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined homeless service providers Thursday morning to appeal to the public to fill shelter staff and volunteer vacancies.   “Shelter staff and volunteers play...

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United Way of Salt Lake, Corporate Partners, and Volunteers Complete Community Service Projects on Day of Caring

Salt Lake City – Across Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, and Davis counties, corporate partners, including KSL and Northrop Grumman, join United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) on Day of Caring to complete service projects that support the community's greatest needs. Thirty-four companies have...

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2021 Speaker Series — Building Equitable Communities Transformative Leadership for Equity

Salt Lake City — United Way of Salt Lake and Salt Lake Community College present the Building Equitable Communities Speaker Series, focused on building understanding, building bridges, and building commitment...

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United Way of Salt Lake Partners with Community to Provide School Supplies for 13,000 Students

Salt Lake City – Across the Wasatch Front, thousands of students are preparing to go back to school without the necessary supplies. To help more Utah kids return to their...

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United Way of Salt Lake and Utah 211 Launch Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign

United Way of Salt Lake and Utah 211 Launch Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign The new initiative expands an existing program with Lyft to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines  ...

Read Across America Day

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” So said Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. It is clever phrasing...

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A funder’s perspective: The promise of collective impact

Guest post by Kristin Todd, executive vice president at the Daniels Fund In the world of philanthropy, we’re all striving to invest limited financial resources in ways that will yield...

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5 Ways Parents Help Children Under Age 5 Prepare For Future

  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Children’s brains grow the most before they start kindergarten. That’s why KSL is introducing 5B45, a statewide early childhood development campaign designed to give...

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Utah lawmakers preview 2021 legislative session with emphasis on education, equity

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah state legislators from both sides of the aisle fielded questions Thursday about education policy and how to create equal opportunities for all Utahns in the...

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Intermountain Healthcare catalyzes unique partnership to address social determinants of health

Salt Lake City— Together with Utah’s leading health systems, Intermountain Healthcare (Intermountain) and United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) have collaborated to improve the health and well-being of communities, improve...

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2-1-1-: Connecting Residents to the Services they Need

CitiesWork · 2-1-1-: Connecting Residents to the Services they Need     Local leaders in Utah's communities can help connect residents to valuable services they need through the 2-1-1 network....

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Elizabeth Garbe and M. Royce Van Tassell: A chance to see candidates for the Utah Board of Education

Perhaps the most underappreciated elected officials in Utah are members of the state Board of Education. The Utah Constitution assigns them collectively “general control and supervision” of all of public...

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Competition To Bring Equity To School Reopening Plans Announces Six Winners

Utah educators have been especially worried about equity throughout the pandemic, which they say has exposed and exacerbated long-existing disparities between students of color, those from low income backgrounds or non-native English...

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Collaborative leadership is essential for schools to reopen

One thing often missing in discussions around reopening schools during this pandemic is the recognition that everyone has a role to play if reopening is to be done safely. At...

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Safely Back to School: Success from Cradle to Career

More than a decade ago, United Way of Salt Lake learned that traditional philanthropy was not enough to help every child in our community be well educated and achieve his...

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United Way of Salt Lake announces new board leadership, naming Mikelle Moore of Intermountain Healthcare & Kirk Aubry of Savage to leadership roles

[caption id="attachment_6775" align="alignright" width="150"] Mikelle Moore - United Way of Salt Lake Board Chair[/caption] United Way of Salt Lake has named a new Chair and Vice Chair of its Board...

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United Way of Salt Lake launches new ‘stay safe, stay connected’ program for Utah students

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – It is estimated that 20 – 50 percent of students in some Utah schools have not connected with their teachers since March, when...

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United Ways of Utah act quickly to mobilize Utahns through COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Utah's six local United Ways worked quickly to develop a statewide COVID-19 Community Response Fund and within 10 days have distributed the first round of funding - providing critical resources...

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United Way of Salt Lake sets up COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Call 211 if you need assistance with food, mental health, and more Posted: 7:54 AM, Mar 19, 2020 Updated: 7:57 AM, Mar 19, 2020 By: FOX 13 News SALT LAKE...

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Addicted Utah: Helpline connects people to important substance use disorder resources

(KUTV) — Dennis Cecchini lost his son, Tennyson, to an overdose in May 2015. "He suffered for 10 years with this awful disease," said Cecchini. "He suffered most of the time...

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