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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 — and the parent leaders who handed them out — 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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Incubating Partnerships

I began working with UNP’s Startup Incubator (Incubator) as an MPA student in fall 2018 with Stephany Murguia, Dr. Jesus Valero, and Saolo Betham. My research studied ways to expand the resources of the Incubator for emerging organizations in the community. …
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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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New West Side Leadership Institute Pathways

While coupling rich diversity with community action, UNP has created a network of support from various partnerships all around Salt Lake City. The depth and strength of all these partnerships is  vital to the sustainability of the programs they offer on the west side. …
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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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Fundamentals Course by Westside Leadership Institute

The Westside Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications for Fundamentals, which begins January 9, 2020. The 16-week course is $40 and offered every Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Center. …
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SLC’s West Side and the Legacy of Lowell Day of Service

Join the University of Utah’s Bennion Center and Salt Lake City’s west side neighborhoods in a morning of intensive community service! …
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Meet this Year’s Community Leadership Partnerships Team!

University Neighborhood Partners is committed to amplifying the leadership and engagement of west side residents in defining, creating, and participating in the evolution of Salt Lake City’s west side. …
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