University Neighborhood Partners

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Elevating youth voices

How a U faculty member is leading in community-engaged scholarship.


Social capital work during COVID-19

How community partners are coming together to help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Recognizing extraordinary community outreach

APLU named the University of Utah the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award winner.


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Education during a pandemic

How to improve family-school relationships during the pandemic.


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U rewarded for community engagement

University of Utah named finalist for 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award.


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Donating time, stuff and money

The College of Social work offers ways to continue volunteering and donating during this time of social distancing.


8 women who participated in design circles

Parents sharing power in Salt Lake City schools

A group of parents use a comic booklet to get other parents involved in local schools.


Group of paraeducators receives free training

Addressing Utah’s teacher shortage

The U’s University Neighborhood Partners is helping grow and stabilize the K-12 teacher workforce in Utah by investing in paraeducators.


Power to the parents

University scholars demonstrate that parents are the solution—not the problem—when it comes to education reform.


Humans of the U: Anahy Salcedo

“When I got to the U, I volunteered with an organization helping underserved communities find resources. Lots of parents wanted to sign their kids up for camps, but couldn’t get them to the location or couldn’t afford it. I thought Science in the Parks would be awesome here.”