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

Case Management Class

Applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 cohort of the Case Management Certificate course.  This non-credit professional development class is offered through the University of Utah’s College of Social Work and is designed to support and prepare those who are currently working or who intend on working as caseworkers, community advocates, family support workers, and

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Westside Leadership Institute Fall 2015 Course

Applications are still being accepted for the Westside Leadership Institute’s Fall 2015 course.  This session of the highly successful course is being taught in English.  Get together with a few friends, form a team, and create positive change and action in your community. This is 12-week program offers leadership development skills and resources. Teams will

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Prepare for Higher Education

Have you thought about going to college? Are you interested in learning about the requirement fro admissions? Are you wondering how you will pay for school? Do you know what you will be doing after high school? These are questions that might be going through your mind but sometimes is difficult to know who to

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