The University of Utah
University Neighborhood Partners


University Neighborhood Partners brings together University and west side resources in reciprocal learning, action and benefit

“…a community coming together”


The University and west side neighborhoods share a vision of a community woven together through partnerships based on mutual empowerment, discovery and learning rooted in diverse life experiences.  By addressing  systemic barriers to educational success, these collaborative partnerships foster increased access to higher education for community members, a University enriched by its involvement  in the community, and an enhanced quality of life for all involved.


  • UNP is committed to mutual respect, empowerment and learning rooted in diverse life experiences.
  • Understanding and knowledge are furthered by the open, active and mutual sharing of information and resources.
  • Multiple kinds of knowledge and life experiences are central to address social, community and University issues.
  • Knowledge is power and must be available to everyone.
  • It is the right of all people to have access to the greatest range of opportunities; it is the choice of each individual how to utilize these opportunities.

 UNP and our partners strive to live these values

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Pathways to Education – A Humanities in Focus Documentary about UNP

A Humanities in Focus Documentary about UNP

What is UNP? Three partnership stories

News and Events

UNP Scholarship Program featured in Deseret News

Wolf-Meritus Scholarship in Deseret News The UNP Wolf-Meritus Scholarship program was featured in the September 26, 2016 issue of Deseret News. Click here to read the article on the Deseret News site.   If the link above does not work, you can also read the article HERE.

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Celebration at the Aviary

Hartland Community Celebration at the Aviary Hartland Community for Youth & Families is having a celebration at Tracy Aviary‘s beautiful Chase Mill. Join us to celebrate another successful season for the Hartland Youth Soccer Club. There will be free food and entrance to the Aviary, but a donation of $15 is kindly suggested in order

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Prepare for Higher Education

Prepare for Higher Education Have you thought about going to college?  Don’t know where to start?  Wondered if you really should? While past generations could often find a high-paying job without a degree, in today’s economy it’s nearly unheard of.  Achieving a higher education opens doors to greater earning opportunities.  But more than that, going

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