January 9, 2013 Author: Brandi Sweet Prosperity Center Coordinator, Five Parks Community Action Center Tina is a 38-year-old single mother with two teenage boys ages 16 and 14. Tina has lived in the Byde-A-Wyle Hacienda community served by the Five Parks Community Action Center for 12 years. With limited and sporadic support from the boys’ father, Tina has independently been the sole emotional and financial provider for her two children.
December 6, 2012 Author: Big Brothers Big Sisters Seven year old Little Sister and her Big Sister Serena have been matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based program for just over a year. When Little Sister was first referred to the program, the school thought she had a learning disability and thought there might possibly be a language barrier.
September 6, 2012 Author: United Way of Salt Lake Jacob, an eighth-grade student at Kearns Jr. High was at risk of being held back in school...
September 6, 2012 Author: United Way of Salt Lake Sabrina is the first in her family to graduate from high school.
August 29, 2012 Author: Bill Crim, Senior Vice President of Collective Impact and Public Policy We all learn to share (hopefully) from an early age. This universal principle often governs our private interactions and behaviors, but can be challenging when applied in our organizational and institutional lives – especially when it comes to data.
June 28, 2012 Author: Chelsea Nelson, United Way of Salt Lake Batar has an amazing story. A Somali refugee himself, Batar has first hand experience with fleeing a country due to civil war and then going through the refugee resettlement process in Utah.
April 29, 2012 Author: Ashley Hillman, UWSL Among all of the excitement and momentum in South Salt Lake around Collective Impact is one group of committed early learning providers, collaborating to ensure that every single child in SSL, 0-5 years old, is demonstrating age-appropriate development and ready to enter kindergarten.
March 19, 2012 Author: Sarah Trescott, UWSL Watching a beautiful group of children at Hser Ner Moo sing this song at closing of the Welcome Center grand re-opening ceremony was a priceless moment. It didn’t matter that they were singing in 12 different keys, or that the wind was blowing their St. Patty’s day hats off, or that English was not their first language.
December 14, 2011 Author: Agnes Chiao, UWSL While most of our conversations are centered on figuring out baseline data, data collection systems, and ways for us to collectively share data in order to assess impact on individuals and communities, occasionally, there is nothing more powerful than seeing the impact in action.
September 16, 2011 Author: Brian Guyer, Donor and Community Engagement Director Many volunteers were tasked with beautifying the park strips on West Temple. This sounds like a simple enough task but they soon realized that they were in for a hard day’s work. Several of these volunteers used pick axes (many for the first time) to break up asphalt and compounded dirt that had been neglected for many years.