From: Deborah at UWSL
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Dean, It's the February Edition of LIVING UNITED!
Date: Wed Feb 05 21:31:58 MST 2014
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The 2014 Legislative Session is Underway!

Our number one priority bill, the Utah School Readiness Initiative, was introduced this week!HB96, sponsored by Representative Hughes, is aimed at ensuring Utah taxpayers only pay for high-quality preschool programs that can demonstrate they prepare children for kindergarten!

You can read details about the bill here:HB96 Fact Sheet.

HB96 is headed to the House Education Committee on Thursday morning, and we need your voice!

Click below to contact the committee to let them know why they need to vote YES on HB96!

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

CHG Sponsors UWSL Employee Recognition Program!

UWSL StaffUnited Way of Salt Lake recognizes that its employees are the key to its success. We work hard to let employees know they are appreciated. There are the small things: high-fives, emails, treats, and staff parties — all of which, as a nonprofit, are kept within a limited budget. However, when an employee hits a big employment milestone, UWSL likes to do something extra special!

Thanks to the generosity of CHG Healthcare, a company well-known for its employee recognition, UWSL has been able to do something extra special for its employees for the past three years. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, CHG has generously underwritten our employee recognition program. Thank you, CHG!

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90-90-90 Schools

90-90-90 SchoolsWhat is a 90-90-90 school? A 90-90-90 school is a school in which 90% of its students are low income, 90% of its students are ethnic minority, and 90% of its students score proficient on standardized tests.In essence, students in a 90-90-90 school are academically successful and engaged in learning despite barriers they may face.

This is a BIG DEAL! Find out why by reading the full storyHERE >>

Read Recent News Stories About United Way of Salt Lake

Take the Preschool Pledge! -Studio 5 (Video)

United Way of Salt Lake Welcomes New Board Members -Deseret News

In-class or at-home preschool? Utah legislature debates funds -Salt Lake Tribune

Legislative Session Begins Monday with Bold Education Goals (Video)

Legislators Discuss Hot Topics for Upcoming Legislative Session -Utah Business

More UWSL Stories

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events

Tocqueville Night Out - February 20, 2014

Leadership Circle Launch Party - March 6, 2014

Young LeadersAnnual Event - April 25, 2014

Celebration of Service - May 21, 2014

For more information about upcoming events,

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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.

Leadership CircleLaunch Party!

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!

Changing lives isn't a game of chance! Come and learn how this dynamic group is making a difference for our community through service, professional development, civic engagement, and giving back! 

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


Individual: $35
Couple: $60
Group: 10 for $300

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

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Corporate Spotlight -  HollyFrontier LIVES UNITED!

HollyFrontierLast month, HollyFrontier employees wrapped up a workplace giving campaign to help United Way of Salt Lake change the odds for kids and families. The West Bountiful refinery ran a month-long campaign and UWSL was invited to all safety meetings to present about our work.

Thank you, HollyFrontier, for LIVING UNITED and getting employees excited about helping kids and families in our community! 

Read moreHERE >>

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!

Sign the Pledge to Stand4PreK!

I Pledge To Stand4PreK

We need your support for the Utah School Readiness Initiative sponsored by Representative Greg Hughes.


  • Improves the school readiness and academic performance of targeted low-income students
  • Reduces remediation costs to taxpayers associated with poor academic outcomes
  • Improves overall quality of early-childhood education for low-income students and ensures measurable results in early childhood programs are achieved
  • Establishes the foundation for achieving the State’s long-term educational objectives by making sure every child starts school ready to learn
  • Maximizes innovation and long-term impact by utilizing the best practices of the public, private, and non-profit sectors

    Pledge Now!

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

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

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    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

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    Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience Chaperones
    Ten volunteer chaperones are needed to support students at Granite Park Junior High as they attend the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience on February 13, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact Craig Foster at or 801.554.2005.
    Clothing Swap Volunteers
    Five - ten volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute clothing during the Granger Elementary and Kearns Junior High School clothing swap events on February 10-12 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Individuals and small groups are welcome. Contact Amy Worthington at or 801.746.2566.
    Parents and Pastries
    Each month, Oquirrh Hills Elementary hosts a Parents & Pastries event. Students are encouraged to bring their parents in, before school starts, to read a book to them. If they read with their parent, they receive a ticket to trade for a pastry. Some students are not able to bring a parent but would love the opportunity to read to a volunteer to earn a pastry. Volunteer on February 21 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. No special training or experience is required. Contact Stephanie Linton at or 801.455.2774.

    Find more volunteer opportunities at the link below.

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