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Thoughts Upon Arrival: Mole, Curry and a Cinnamon Stick

My first days at UNP have been full of welcoming kindness, openness and passion from staff, community members and partners. What a privilege it is to be invited to be part of this delicious UNP recipe….
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Thoughts Before Parting: Sandwiches and Accordions

I’ve been thinking a lot about sandwiches lately. And accordions.  The 17 years I’ve been at UNP have been like that huge intake of breath of an accordion, filled with possibility, energy and excitement.  It’s been such fun, and such an honor, to be part of the creation and growth of UNP, to be part of all the relationships and deep and challenging learning. I wish there were more spaces like this in the world. …
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Jennifer Mayer-Glenn is UNP’s New Director!

By Brooke Adams, senior news writer, University of Utah Communications

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins has appointed Jennifer Mayer-Glenn as the new director of University Neighborhood Partners and special assistant to the president for campus-community partnerships….
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Higher Education Access for Karen Youth

The Karen Higher Education partnership began this past Spring and is taking place at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center every other Friday. …
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U Giving Day

Today is U Giving Day! We at UNP are reaching out to our partners for additional support of the work that we all do with the west side communities of Salt Lake City. Working together reciprocally we all increase individual and family capacity, education pathways, community wellbeing, and community-engaged scholarship. 

Hartland Partnership Center

The UNP Hartland Partnership Center, located at 1578 W 1700 S in Salt Lake City.

The piece of the UNP model that we’re focusing on today is our Hartland Education Pathways. The UNP Hartland Partnership Center is an educational hub and launching point where west side youth and adults can pursue their greatest potential. The goal is for more residents to access higher education and come back to their communities as professionals and leaders. UNP brings university and community groups into the space to build relationships and offer programs in academics, health, cultural arts, social development, professional skills, and leadership development.

On this U Giving Day, please consider supporting UNP’s Hartland Education Pathways. Your gift will be match, up to $5,000, by the Scott & Betsy Thorton Family Foundation. This will double the amount of your gift, regardless of whether it’s $5 or $500. 

Please visit our U Giving Day campaign page HERE to make a gift today! 

If you are staff or faculty with the University of Utah, giving can be even simpler. With a small gift withdrawn from each paycheck, you can sustain UNP with your ongoing support. Get a Payroll Deduction Enrollment Form HERE.

Together, we can all imagine new heights for west side communities! 


Hartland Free Mental Health Clinic Awarded a Select 25 Grant

UNP’s Free Mental Health Clinic was honored yesterday with a Select 25 grant from Select Health, along with 24 other community programs and organizations throughout Utah. …
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Case Management Certificate Graduation Celebration

The Case Management Certificate Graduation
is on Thursday, May 9th, 2019
from 6:00PM to 8:00PM…
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“Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out” Community Book Talk

Join us at this upcoming event focused on the scholars and organizers on the front lines of the national struggle for educational justice….
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“We are Hartland!” Youth Performance

For the past few months at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center, four University of Utah Theatre Teaching students lead by Kelby McIntyre-Martinez worked with the Hartland Youth Center to put together a social action theatre piece, “We are Hartland!”…
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Youth Dancers

UNP Unveils New Long-Range Plan

What’s next for University Neighborhood Partners?…
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