The University of Utah
University Neighborhood Partners

UNP Hartland Partnership Center

Hartland Building1578 WEST 1700 SOUTH | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84104 | (801) 973-6055

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About The UNP Hartland Partnership Center

The UNP Hartland Partnership Center is a comprehensive capacity-building project that brings together more than 30 university departments and 20 local non-profit organizations in campus community partnership activities to offer resources such as English language instruction, mental health support, citizenship classes, employment workshops, afterschool and summer programs, and educational resources to the community. Bringing these activities to Hartland residents helps equip all with the tools and resources to more fully participate in the broader Salt Lake Community. Partners work together in a reciprocal learning model to build upon one another’s strengths in an effort to facilitate programming that develops community capacity and overcomes economic, linguistic, and social barriers. Within all of partnerships, each person is valued for his or her knowledge, and decisions are made communally, ultimately leading to the creation of a stronger community.

Our History
The Hartland Partnership Center started in a 3-Bedroom Apartment

The Hartland Partnership Center started in a 3-Bedroom Apartment

The UNP Hartland Partnership Center opened in September 2004 in a three-bedroom apartment at the Hartland Apartments, now named the Seasons at Pebble Creek, and served as an educational and community center. In 2012, The UNP Hartland Partnership Center was relocated to a 10,000 square foot building, just adjacent to the apartment complex, building the capacity for increased partner, resident, and community connections and opportunities.

Our Community
The community at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center includes residents from all over the world. Over 75 percent of the residents are non-native English speakers, reflecting a rich tapestry of cultural and ethnic diversity (Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, South America, and the United States). This diversity presents both challenges as well as potential benefits for the community, and the UNP Hartland Partnership Center addresses these multi-faceted issues in an inclusive, supportive, and safe space.

How We Work
The UNP Hartland Partnership Center is part of an expanded effort by the University of Utah toward civic engagement and recognition that active collaboration between university and community groups can enhance learning, teaching, and research. In addition, University and community partnerships bring the strength of combined resources to bear on urban issues facing West Salt Lake neighborhoods. The UNP Hartland Partnership Center, teams of professors, students, community organizations, and residents work together to address community needs and interests. The key to Hartland Partnership Center’s success is sustainability and reciprocity.

Partners engaged at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center

Current Partnership & Programming Areas

Resident Committee

The resident committee is made up of local residents who have been identified as leaders in the neighborhood and are committed to enhancing the community in which they live. The Resident Committee has many vital roles, primarily serving as a liaison and advocate for bringing the Center and the community into partnership. The Resident Committee also serve as advocates by talking with residents regarding their strengths, resources, and needs. They also help to identify means and partnerships for ensuring that classes are culturally appropriate and in line with the community’s mission along with regularly attending partnership and steering committee meetings to help guide UNP’s mission.

Walk-In Center & Adult Computer Lab

The walk in center is open to all residents requesting support from University of Utah student interns and our community partners in the following areas of:

  • Job Search Support
  • Life Skills Training
  • College Planning
  • Youth & Family Development
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Financial Literacy
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health Support
  • And Much More!

Adult Programs

All classes are free of charge and open to all interested residents. Registration only as listed below.

English (ESL)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 – 7 PM
Salt Lake Community College
Community Writing Center
5 – 6:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30 – 7 PM
Wednesdays & Fridays
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Bridge Training Clinic

The UNP Hartland Partnership Center now offers mental health counseling to residents in need of:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Support

The Bridge Training Clinic is free of charge. To schedule an appointment, Walk in or call Julianne Rabb, Clinical Director at (801) 973-5945.

Youth Center Programs

The UNP Hartland Youth Center is open for afterschool and summer programming. Programming is free of charge and registration is required for each participant.

  • Tutoring & Reading Club
  • Kid’s Café meals
  • Dance & Theatre
  • Yoga
  • Art
  • Interpersonal & Life Skills
  • Youth Leadership
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Computer Lab
  • Outdoor trips
  • And More!