Impact Stories

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An Important Message for the UNP Community

As a department of the University of Utah we are following recommended strategies to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19). …
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Parents Sharing Power in Salt Lake City Schools

By the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project

If you attended parent-teacher conferences at a west side school this past fall, you may have been handed a small comic book about School Community Councils (SCC). That comic ā€” and the parent leaders who handed them out ā€” are part of a community-based research project working to increase family voice in school decision making….
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Partnering with Faculty for Deeper Youth Engagement

My name is Ana Antunes. I am an Assistant Professor & Lecturer in Gender Studies and a Youth Engagement & Leadership Coordinator working with University Neighborhood Partners. …
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A Focus on Youth & Families: Bridging University and Community Wellbeing

There is some exciting energy building with a family engagement partnership between the Hartland Youth Center and the Hartland Bridge Training Clinic (UNP and the U of Uā€™s College of Social Work). This partnership is focused on home visits to families in the Hartland neighborhood from a team of social workers and Youth Center staff, increasing trusting relationships and student support….
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Building Deeper Knowledge Systems at UNP

In 2018, UNP took stock of its work over the previous 15 years by celebrating partner and partnership accomplishments. UNP also looked ahead to the future by engaging west side residents and university stakeholders in the creation of a new long-range strategic plan. …
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A conceptual rendering of the Public Market at the State Fairpark.

The Westside Coalition and a Shifting West Side Narrative

The Westside Coalition is a social welfare organization that advocates for residents living on the west side of Salt Lake City. The Coalition fights for health, safety, and quality of life for its residents. …
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Strategies for a Shared Future: UNP’s Long-Range Plan

The following post is an exerpt from UNP’s most recent issue of it’s Community Voices magazine.

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A Study in Social Interventions at Hartland

Districts and after school programs throughout the United States grapple with ways to best serve their students.  For some students, growth and progress come through various school and after school community partnership experiences….
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Go Girlz Summer Camp Wrap Up

Friday, August 9 was our last day of Go Girlz Summer Camp 2019. It was our first year piloting a summer program for 14-15 years olds transitioning into high school. …
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Students Bridging University & Community Social Work

The Hartland Bridge Training Clinic is a partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Social Work based at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center.  This group of undergraduate and graduate social work students (plus a few missing) clocked over 4200 hours this past year! Students focus on health and wellness partnership building and support, including education pathways, mental health, and community capacity building alongside youth, teachers, community leaders, residents, parents, and agencies in the west side of Salt Lake.  We are inspired by and grateful for their efforts, and look forward to the incoming team in August!

The 2018-19 Hartland Bridge Training Clinic social work practicum team.

Content provided by Julianne Rabb, Clinical Director at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center