University Neighborhood Partners

University of Utah
University Neighborhood Partners

Building University-Community Partnerships that Enhance the Quality of Life for All

Winner of the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award and the 2020 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award

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UNP builds university-community partnerships focused on resident-identified issues and opportunities. We do not run programs. Rather, we are a convener, bringing partners to the table to share ideas, identify common goals, and create their own initiatives. We are proactive in bringing to that table voices that have historically been unheard in the decision-making that affects these communities. Our work is to support those partnerships by encouraging active communication, relationship building, resource sharing, and capacity building.

The University and west side neighborhoods share a vision of a community woven together through partnerships based on mutual empowerment, discovery and learning rooted in diverse life experiences. By addressing systemic barriers to educational success, these collaborative partnerships foster increased access to higher education for community members, a University enriched by its involvement in the community, and an enhanced quality of life for all involved.

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