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Our Partners

Salt Lake Education Foundation

Cynthia Talbot-Holz, M.S., CFRE
Chief Operations Officer, Salt Lake Education Foundation

For more than 22 years, the Salt Lake Education Foundation has supported the students of the Salt Lake City School District in their endeavors to achieve academic success. Our long-term partnership with the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education has enabled us to become a robust organization with the capability to respond to the ever-changing challenges facing our students and their families. We are fortunate to have developed strong relationships with committed community partners, who provide not only financial and material assistance but volunteer support to our students and schools.

University Neighborhood Partners

Sarah Munro, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President for Campus Community Partnerships

University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) is a department of the University of Utah founded in 2001 that seeks to combine resources from the university and the west side communities of Salt Lake City for reciprocal learning, action, and benefit. A primary focus for UNP is creating pathways to higher education. We accomplish this by bringing together higher education, community residents, and non-profit partners to collaboratively host programs that address complex problems using an approach that takes into account the entire family. This model of working with residents and community organizations, rather than becoming another service provider, increases the capacity of local non-profits to deliver services to more clients, increases their effectiveness by connecting service delivery with academic research, engages residents in issues affecting their communities, and strengthens the academic experience of both students and faculty by connecting study with practice.

University of Utah

Sarah Morton
Development Officer

Founded in 1850, the University of Utah is the state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education and the flagship institution of the state system of higher education. The University offers over 100 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level to over 32,000 students from across the United States and world, preparing students to live and compete in the global workplace. With more than 30,000 employees, it is one of the state’s largest employers. 

Salt Lake City School District

Cynthia Talbot-Holz,  M.S., CFRE
District Community Learning Center Coordinator

Salt Lake City School District is your best choice in education because we focus on one goal, one purpose – student learning. The district currently serves about 24,000 students in its regular school programs.  The district also provides services to students from the community in other ways.  These services include community schools offering wrap around services, early childhood programs, comprehensive programs for adult training and education, and a vibrant extended day program for students.

Salt Lake Community College

Dr. Roderic Land
Special Assistant to the President

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

Salt Lake City Public Library

Deborah Ehrman
Deputy Director

The Salt Lake City Public Library is a dynamic civic resource that promotes free and open access to information, materials, and services to all members of the community. The City Library is committed to building a strong community that values advancing knowledge, fostering creativity, exchanging ideas, and enhancing the quality of life for all. The Library believes that free and open access to information, to ideas and diverse perspectives forms the foundation of a democratic society. Through our services, programming, materials, and buildings, the Library works to promote intellectual freedom and to empower our community, individually and collectively, to meet the needs of a diverse population. The City Library collaborates and connects with community members and organizations in support of the overall growth of Salt Lake City as a vibrant, capable, and vital community.