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UHPP receives $740,000 grant, offers free insurance enrollment assistance

Author: St. George News | September 7, 2015
As the start of Utah’s third open enrollment period approaches Nov. 1, the Utah Health Policy Project, along with its lead community partners, the Association for Utah Community Health and United Way of Salt Lake 2-1-1, received a new competitive grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to offer free insurance enrollment assistance to tens of thousands of Utah consumers.

My view: Save pro-work, pro-family tax credits Utah families rely on

Author: Bill Crim & Scott Ulbrich | September 6, 2015
When our elected officials return to Washington next week, they have a chance to help hardworking families by saving key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

2 SLC students who 'beat the odds' invited to White House

Author: Morgan Jacobsen | August 1, 2015
As last year's president of Cottonwood High School's chapter of Latinos in Action, Stephanie Pesantes saw the difference a little encouragement can make for young students.

Beating the odds: Trip to the White House helps two Utah students chart a future

Author: Morgan Jacobsen | July 31, 2015
Stephanie Pesantes, who traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with Michelle Obama, sorts clothing in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 as she prepares to go to college.

Expanding a Model Preschool Program in UT

Author: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps | July 27, 2015
When a model preschool program in Utah’s Salt Lake County showed early results—improving kindergarten readiness and grade school performance—United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) and community partner Voices for Utah Children took notice. Inspired by what they saw, the two groups took action to expand the comprehensive, high-quality early learning program across sectors, and put thousands of children on a path for a better future.

Retiring leader made United Way of Salt Lake a ‘backbone’ of community change

Author: Jennifer Dobner | July 18, 2015
Departing CEO Deborah Bayle heralded for driving change with data, focus and accountability.

South Salt Lake Promise program helps youths thrive in community centers

Author: Sandra Olney | July 15, 2015
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Politicians are renowned for making promises they don't keep. But South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood may be different than most. Mayor Wood is using the Promise Department she created to try and honor her commitments, especially to the city's youth.

Senate Votes to Build on Utah’s Success in Education Reform

Author: Utah Policy | July 13, 2015
Following a string of major bipartisan successes in the first six months of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate is now turning its attention to education with the Every Child Achieves Act.

United Way names new board members

Author: Deseret News | July 6, 2015
United Way of Salt Lake has welcomed five new members to its board of directors and confirmed new members of the board's executive committee for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board's role is to ensure legal and financial accountability for the nonprofit agency.

United Way collecting school supplies for kids in need

Author: ABC 4 Utah | June 25, 2015
Every year at the end of summer, most kids go back-to-school shopping for all the folders, pens, pencils, binders and glue sticks they could ever want. Unfortunately, some students don’t have this luxury. United Way of Salt Lake is encouraging the community to “Stuff the Bus” and donate school supplies to help 8,500 children get the tools they need to learn.

Harvard recognizes Salt Lake County preschool program as one of the best in innovation

Author: Deseret News | May 18, 2015
Harvard University has recognized Salt Lake County's public-private preschool program as one of the best in the country for government innovation.

United Way of Salt Lake Names Bill Crim as New CEO

Author: Pulse Admin | May 15, 2015
After an extensive and thorough national search, United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) has named Bill Crim as its new Chief Executive Officer, the organization has announced.

United Way of Salt Lake names new CEO

Author: Deseret News | May 14, 2015
The United Way of Salt Lake has announced that Bill Crim will be its new CEO.

United Way of Salt Lake Names Bill Crim as its New Chief Executive Officer

Author: uswlhub | May 14, 2015
After an extensive and thorough national search, United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) has named Bill Crim as its new Chief Executive Officer.

New director named to head United Way Salt Lake

Author: Jennifer Dobner | May 14, 2015
Bill Crim, a longtime advocate for Utah's poor, was named Thursday the new president and CEO of United Way Salt Lake.

Big gains in Latino graduation rates, but Utah still lags nation

Author: Benjamin Wood | May 13, 2015
Utah can claim the biggest jump in graduation rates for Latino high school students, according to a national report released Tuesday.

United Way of Salt Lake invites community to participate in 2015 Day of Caring

Author: ABC 4 Utah | April 28, 2015
United Way of Salt Lake is gearing up for its 23rd annual Day of Caring and registrationis now available online. Day of caring is the communities’ largest single-day volunteer event and will take place on September 10, 2015.

Op-ed: 'Promise Partnership' builds on common interests to help children

Author: Martin Bates and Mark BoucharD | April 17, 2015
Last year, with support from United Way of Salt Lake, we first convened the Promise Partnership Regional Council (PPRC). Around the PPRC table sit leaders from government agencies, community organizations, institutions of higher education, businesses, K-12 education systems, philanthropies and civic entities.

United Way presents Celebration of Service Awards

Author: Laura Seitz | April 15, 2015
United Way of Salt Lake has announced its Celebration of Service award honorees for 2015.

Community invited to participate in United Way Day of Caring

Author: Jeffrey D. Allred | April 14, 2015
Online registration is now available for the United Way of Salt Lake's 23rd annual Day of Caring. The annual day of service is scheduled for Sept. 10.

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