Stories From Our Community

United Way of Salt Lake works with people in our community that come from unique and diverse backgrounds. See how all of the are coming together to make a difference in our community and LIVE UNITED!

What a Pair of Glasses Can Do: Jonathan's Story


Imagine taking the same test each week for two months and failing again and again! The day he received his reading glasses though, Jonathan passed – with a perfect score.Continue…

Priscilla and Sarah's Story


Priscilla came to the United States as a refugee from Burma. They didn't speak the same language when the met, but Sarah became a mentor and friend to Priscilla and helped her fulfill her dream of flying.Continue…

Preschool and Real Time Advocacy: "Kirby's" Story


I learned two valuable lessons this year: the importance of being proactive to make sure my voice is heard and our local representatives are much more accessible than most of us realize. Continue…

How Collective Impact Can Change the Odds: Stephanie's Story


I mentored a teenage girl, Maria, for three years. Like many of the kids at the schools where UWSL works, Maria faced a mountain of barriers to her success. Continue…

From Mentee to Mentor: Crystal's Story


Crystal became involved with the WLC because of the work members are doing to help young women and girls have the opportunities to find future success through education. Continue…

Destination Graduation: Asma’s Story


Asma is a ninth grader at Granite Park Jr. High. “One of the challenges I face is that people treat me like I don’t understand, or that I don’t speak English.”Continue…