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

"Human Rights: Conflict, Health and Healing" Media and Dialogue Series

“Human Rights: Conflict, Health, and Healing” Join us for a short Film and Discussion with Rosemarie Hunter, University Neighborhood Partners; Yda Smith, College of Health, University of Utah; Ler Wah, President of the Karen Community of Utah; Day Day, Secretary of the Ei Mer Karen Weaving Group of Utah Art will be on display by Burmese

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2014 Partners in the Park

Partners in the Park Partners in the Park (PIP) is a 5-week summer program designed to bring University faculty, staff, students and west side residents together in local neighborhood parks. PIP acquaints West side residents with the University of Utah -its academic cultural, and research opportunities- through shared interests and activities. The program connects potential students with

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SLCSE Lounge #1 Photo

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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