From: Deborah at UWSL
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Dean, It's the March Edition of LIVING UNITED!
Date: Wed Mar 05 20:23:07 MST 2014
Living United 2

New & Events

One Week Left - 2014 Legislative Session Update!

There is one week left in the legislative session, and a lot of work still to be done. Our top two priorities still need your support! It is critical that lawmakers hear from you regarding HB96: Utah School Readiness Initiative and United Way 2-1-1. Please see the Action Alerts listed in the Advocacy section of this newsletter for more information.

To find out the status of other bills United Way is following, check out our updated Bill Tracker below.


To stay informed this legislative session,sign up for Policy Matters, our weekly email during the session, by opting-in to our "advocacy" communications.

Increasing Parent Engagement in South Salt Lake!

KidsIncreasing parent engagement is a key contributor to academic success for all students, and a goal of many of our Community Schools. Schools in South Salt Lake, along with numerous dedicated partners, have been committed to determining how to increase parent engagement. Recently in South Salt Lake, a group of Community Schools, parents, and various partner organizations, formed the South Salt Lake Parent Engagement Committee, and have been engaged in regular conversations regarding this issue and how it impacts academic outcomes of students in the community.Want to know how they are changing the odds and getting parents involved? 

Read moreHERE >>

United Way of Salt Lake Announces Social Media Locals Giveaway Contest!

Locals ContestUnited Way of Salt Lake is partnering with some awesome local businesses in 2014 for our FIRST Locals Giveaway contest!

This month, we are giving away a dinner for two to Bambara Restaurant and an overnight stay at Hotel Monaco! Enter to win, spread the word, and share with your friends! 

Just "like" United Way of Salt Lake on Facebook and fill out the entry form!


Read Recent News Stories About United Way of Salt Lake

Study: Most nonprofits in Utah run by women -Salt Lake Tribune

Local organization celebrates Seuss's birthday by reading to children -VIDEO Fox 13

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Grants: The Early Learning Network in South Salt Lake -Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Debate heating up for preschool, education funding bills -Deseret News

House Passes Preschool Funding Bill for At-Risk Kids

 More UWSL Stories

Want to get UWSL News right to your inbox?Contact Chelsea Nelson, Digital Marketing Director, at, about how you can get news quickly and easily to share with your networks and friends using EveryoneSocial!

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events

Leadership Circle Launch Party - TOMORROW! March 6, 2014

Young LeadersAnnual Event - April 25, 2014

Celebration of Service - May 21, 2014

Day of Caring - September 11, 2014

For more information about upcoming events,

N & E

Whether you give through your workplace or online, it is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to make long-lasting changes. Together, we can get results that no one can alone.

Looking Forward to Seeing You at the Leadership CircleLaunch Party TOMORROW!

Leadership Circle Launch Party

Help change the odds for kids and families in our community as we celebrate the launch of Leadership Circle! Mingle with members and guests and have fun playing casino-themed games while enjoying live music, delicious food, and drinks. You might even be the lucky winner of one of several fabulous prizes!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Rico Warehouse 
545 West 700 South | Salt Lake City
Warehouse is located behind Frida Bistro
Complimentary Valet Parking

Proceeds benefit United Way of Salt Lake Leadership Circle’s focus on
ensuring kids are on track in reading, math, and science.

Corporate Spotlight -  Zions Bank LIVES UNITED!

Zions EmployeesZions Bank truly knows what it means to LIVE UNITED!

As its employee giving campaign approaches, Zions is working extra hard to ensure that the campaign is a success!

Zions is putting on a leadership luncheon on March 28, prior to the campaign, to educate all leadership level employees on how their gift will help support our community. We know that getting company leadership involved is key to a great campaign, so we are excited that Zions is up for the challenge! 

Read more about how Zions Bank is getting employees involved!HERE >>

Advocate HTargeted involvement in public policy issues at the local, state, and national level is a key Collective Impact strategy to change the odds for entire communities. Your voice can bring about positive change!

We Need Your Voice - Take Action Today!

Yesterday, HB96 passed favorably out of the Senate Education Committee, but we still need your voice and support for high-quality preschool! The bill will now be heard on the Senate floor and legislators need to hear from you! Please take five minutes to email members of the Senate now and encourage them to support HB96! 

Email Senators in support of HB96

Members of the Executive Appropriates Committee are making important funding decisions over the next week. Please email Committee members and encourage them to support funding for 2-1-1, a vital statewide service that connects thousands of Utahns to critical health and human services every year.
Email Executive Appropriations in support of 2-1-1

    Thank you for being an advocate for United Way of Salt Lake!

    Advocacy Alert Button

    Watch our NEW documentary and see how high-quality preschool has changed the odds for one family!

    Preschool Micro Doc 

    Volunteer H

    United Way 2-1-1 Volunteer Center provides the best volunteer opportunities for individuals, youth, families, and groups in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele Counties.

    Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

    vol center header.jpg

    Granger Elementary Kindergarten Round Up! (West Valley)
    Volunteers are needed to help at Granger Elementary’s first Kindergarten Round Up on March 7, 2014. Volunteers will help with school registration, run craft booths and activities for small children, and give translation assistance (Spanish). Ten to 15 volunteers are needed between 2:00–4:30 p.m. Contact Amy Worthington at or 801.746.2566.
    Kearns Jr High Homework Help/Tutoring (Kearns)
    Kearns Junior is having a make-up day for students who have incomplete grades. Twenty volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with students to complete missing homework assignments. Shift lengths are flexible. Volunteers needed between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on March 21, 2014. Volunteers must be 18 years-old. Contact Amy Worthington at or 801.746.2566.
    Lincoln Elementary Homework Power Hour (South Salt Lake)
    Four volunteers are needed every afternoon Monday-Thursday to assist students with Homework Power Hour from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Homework help is needed in elementary math and language arts. Volunteers may also be used for enrichment activities from 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Volunteers are requested to come for at least one hour per week. Contact Craig Foster at or 801.554.2005.

    Find more volunteer opportunities at the link below.

    Holiday Giving & Volunteer Button

    Tweets and TakeawaysUnited Way of Salt Lake is Talking on Social Media - Join the Conversation

    Like Us on Facebook!

    March FB

    FB ButtonTwitter ButtonYoutube ButtonHub ButtonMobile Button NewInstagram Button

    Update your email preferences