Community Initiatives

Project Read

by Eleven 28. March 2014 15:09

Project Read's mission is to improve literacy in the community. They work with anyone 16 and older whose reading and writing are below a 7th grade level. One of the greatest advantages of their program is that each student will receive an individual tutor with whom they will meet twice a week. The program as been going on for many years, and has been shown to allow for drastic changes in the lives of the students. Something that so many take for granted, is the key that many lack to be able to provide better for themselves and for their families.

To learn more about Project Read, click here.

To watch this episode of Community of Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Education | Financial Literacy | Utah

Foster Grandparent Program

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:40

The Foster Grandparent Program is a great way for seniors to help support and educate young children. Volunteers visit places like schools, development centers, and anywhere else love and support is needed. The program has proven time after time how benefitial it can be to a struggling child to feel the interest and support of an adult who will genuinely care and teach them. In addition to incredible chance to serve, the program also offers monthly stipends, events, meals and more. Many seniors are seeing how they can make a difference in these childrens' lives.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah

Utah Parent Center

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:22

The Utah Parent Center was established and still operated by parents with children who have special needs as well. They work on a model of peer-to-peer support helping parents learn how to advocate for their child, provide helpful resources, and support from parents who understand. All of the council given is tailored to the needs of the children and the parents.

To learn more about the Utah Parent Center, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah Valley Moms

by Eleven 27. March 2014 16:00

Over the past few years, Utah Valley Moms has turned into a community to help moms know of resources in the area and as a group helping each other deal with the many surprises of parenthood. Utah Valley Moms is present on the blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+.

One of their upcoming events is their free Easter egg hunt, that splits up children according to age as well to give them a more fun experience. Local businesses will also be present with free activities for families. If you are interested in your child being part of the egg hunt you will need to register them, but all families are welcome to the event.

To learn more about Utah Valley Moms, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Parenting | Utah

Department of Workforce Services

by Eleven 27. March 2014 15:22

Utah's unemployment rate has recently dropped down to 3.9%, one of the lowest in the nation. The Department of Workforce Services is looking to take it down even further. The department provides a whole range of services throughout the state to help people get a new job or a better job. Such services include job listings throughout the state, resume building and critiques, mock interviews, and helping remove barriers to employment. One of their current priorities is helping veterans become marketable and find employment.

To learn more about The Department of Workforce Services, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Utah


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