Our mission is to change the world, and it starts in our own backyard. Through partnerships that bring people and organizations together, we’re giving everyone the chance to live their best life.
United Way of Salt Lake works on tough issues along the Wasatch Front where:
(0-24) live at or near the poverty line. In some neighborhoods, the rate is as high as 63%.
are reading at grade level.
have health insurance.
We’re changing the way organizations, communities, businesses, schools, governments, and individuals work to fix complex social problems. Together, we can help every child and family in our region succeed in school and in life.Promise Partnerships
First, we connect individuals in need to the right services, at the right time, through Utah 211.
Then, we work in schools and bring community resources together to remove barriers and support learning.
Next, we link schools in a neighborhood or community and unite around a shared vision.
Finally, we align big systems to support the work on the ground with policy and coordinated action to achieve change that lasts.
Lasting change starts with our youngest children. By preparing and supporting them in school, connecting family and community support, and providing education and growth opportunities, we can create healthier, more financially stable communities.See How
“Because of the help I received, I now work to give back and help other families who just want a better life for their kids.”
Adriana, who now volunteers at the same Community School where she learned English as a second language after emigrating from Mexico.
“I am working to be the first person in my family to graduate from high school and go to college. It makes me feel really special to work toward my goals.”
Debora, a sophomore who, instead of sticking with the wrong crowd, made her education a priority with the help of tutoring and mentoring programs.
Since 2014, 3rd grade reading proficiency at Wasatch Elementary has increased 29%. Source: USBE SAGE
There was a 90% decrease in chronic absenteeism last school year.
South Kearns Elementary doubled their students' proficiency rates in mathematics from 2016 to 2017. Source: USBE SAGE
East Midvale Elementary improved science proficiency rates by 13% from 2016 to 2017. Source: USBE SAGE
High school graduation rates among minority students in Park City has improved 7.4% since 2013. Source: USBE Graduation Data
Since 2014, 3rd grade reading proficiency at Woodrow Wilson Elementary has increased 12%. Source: USBE SAGE
Since 2013, English Language Arts proficiency has increased 16.4% among ESL students at Granger Elementary. Source: USBE SAGE Data