During high school Husna joined the Youth Leadership Committee at the center, where she was supported in applying to college and receiving several scholarships. In 2017 she will graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in International Studies. She has continued to mentor west side youth, and hopes one day to work in the East African communities from which she originally came.
Education Pathways partnerships bring together west side students, parents, educators, policymakers, community organizations, and higher ed partners to develop equitable educational access for west side families. These partnerships open up opportunities for youth and adults, while building the capacity of educational systems to meet the needs of first-generation, immigrant, new-arriving, and native-born communities. Current partnerships address a range of goals, including:
- Family-School Partnerships focused on school improvement and student growth
- A Diverse Educator Workforce with strong community connections
- Positive School Cultures that are welcoming to families and promote pathways to higher education
- Culturally-Sustaining Education in our schools and other community hubs
- Youth Leaders who can effectively define and address community priorities
- Adult Education Pathways that are accessible, flexible, and community-centered
See below for examples of active UNP-supported partnerships.