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Davis Schools receive $207K to teach computer coding at elementary schools

The Davis School District has received more than $207,000 to teach coding to elementary school students and increase opportunities in computer science for junior high schools. The district announced Tuesday...

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Greg Bell: Improving public education through collective impact

Everyone has an opinion about the weather, Donald Trump, and how to fix our public education system. Four very rich and influential people have backed their ideas — about education,...

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Telehealth Comes to Columbus Center, Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, United Way of Salt Lake, and the City of South Salt Lake

Intermountain Healthcare and United Way of Salt Lake, in partnership with Promise South Salt Lake, announce the opening of a telehealth kiosk at the Columbus Center, 2531 South 400 East....

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Impactful Service: How to really make a difference with corporate service projects

“Days of service—they have their time and their place. But the culture of volunteer engagement is shifting,” says Heather MacDonald, volunteer and community engagement director at United Way of Salt...

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3,000 volunteers give back on ‘United Way Day of Caring’

Ninety local businesses, 3,000 volunteers, and more than half a million dollars' worth of work -- that is the outpouring of community service Utah saw, Thursday, as part of the...

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Volunteers give South Salt Lake elementary school library ‘such a boost’

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Stephanie Fullmer works in an elementary school library with geography books from the 1990s. Without new books, it's hard to get kids excited about reading, she...

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Op-ed: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

This weekend we celebrate American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. Immediately after the holiday, our congressional leaders will return to...

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Photos: Hundreds of volunteers Stuff the Bus in Sandy

Ryker Lloyd volunteers to stuff backpacks during the Stuff the Bus event in Sandy on Saturday. Hundreds of volunteers collected and sorted school supplies into backpacks during the event. Each...

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Summer program pays high school students cash to get a head start on classes

Attendance stipends entice soon-to-be freshmen to build academic confidence, supporting relationships — paid by a $15,000 grant from United Way of Salt Lake. Midvale • Ben Fuentes starts high school...

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South Salt Lake invests in helping refugees learn, succeed and thrive in Utah — and it’s working

South Salt Lake • Something remarkable is happening in South Salt Lake. The city of 25,000 has 14 community centers — including one specifically dedicated to refugees, called the Hser...

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Students get paid to attend summer school, but see other rewards

MIDVALE — Chris Allen readily admits he was in it for the money. But after completing Hillcrest High School's summer academy, he realized a much greater payoff: a confident start...

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Immigrants recognized for leadership role in Utah

By MARIAH NOBLE | The Salt Lake Tribune connect First Published Apr 19 2017 05:06PM • Last Updated Apr 19 2017 11:12 pm As American communities become more aware of...

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Op-ed: Extend the EITC to more taxpayers

Op-ed: Extend the EITC to more taxpayers By Bill Crim First Published Apr 15 2017 03:00PM As tax season comes to a close, United Way of Salt Lake will be...

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United Way of Salt Lake honored for early literacy work

United Way of Salt Lake honored for early literacy work Deseret News Published: April 7, 2017 8:30 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — United Way of Salt Lake has been honored...

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Public preschool expansion gets early OK from House

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposal to expand public preschool offerings for Utah's youngest students is on its way to the House after getting unanimous support from a committee of...

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United Way of Salt Lake announces 2017 Changemakers

SALT LAKE CITY — The United Way of Salt Lake announced it will honor three individuals and one organization with its United for Change Changemaker award. The honorees, who will...

United Way of Salt Lake Announces 2017 Changemakers

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United Way of Salt Lake announces 2017 Changemakers

United Way of Salt Lake announces 2017 Changemakers Published: Feb. 6, 2017 7:25 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — The United Way of Salt Lake announced it will honor three individuals...

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Utah Woolen Mills to provide suits to help men re-entering workforce

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Woolen Mills is aiming to help local men trying to re-enter the workplace by providing them with free suits, shirts, ties, socks, shoes and belts...

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Op-ed: We each have a role in repairing our torn social fabric

Op-ed: We each have role in repairing our torn social fabric By Scott Ulbrich, Bill Crim and Maribel Rodriguez Much has been said in the past three weeks about the...

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Doug Robinson: Utah Superintendent of the Year — “With education, every door is open”

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Martin Bates, superintendent of Granite School District, has spent much of his education career working to bring equity to the school system, whether it was creating...

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Community engagement in Utah — how we can have better success and a bigger impact

One of the unique things about our community is the passion that our workforce has about making a difference in the world. I’m continually inspired by their enthusiasm for finding...

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The roles of family and community in shaping educational success

Every Saturday morning, a crowd of adults — some alone, others with toddlers in tow — squeeze into a classroom in the heart of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood to...

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Employees give back to community during Day of Caring

Savage Services employees volunteer at Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Wednesday during the United Way of Salt Lake's 24th annual Day of Caring. The one-day event...

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Thousands Help out at United Way’s Day of Caring

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- It is the 24th Annual United Way Day of Caring. 4,000 volunteers from 120 local companies are in local neighborhoods working on completing 130...

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