News and Updates (7)

Racially Just Utah works for Social Justice

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

Racially Just Utah is a coalition of organizations, service providers, students, parents, educators, attorneys, advocates, activists, community members, and concerned citizens. Their mission statement is "To positively and proactively ensure racial equity in Utah through policy, accountability, and education." Due to their mission and objectives they started to collaborate with Raise Your Pin which is a group that also advocates for social justice issues. With the help of NeighborWorks Salt Lake in 2015 both groups came up with an annual event known as Race Matters to provide a safe space for residents to share their story. 

Homeownership Services help new home owners

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

One of NeighborWork’s Salt Lake City’s prime directives is helping low-income families get into a home.

But Neighborwork’s involvement doesn’t end when the home-owners get the keys to a new home. The Salt Lake based company is committed to staying in contact with those families and providing information to make sure that house continues to serve as a home.

NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s HomeOwnership services is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counseling agency.

NeighborWorks America Full-Cycle Lender, offers a wide range of lending products including education and pre and post-purchase services.

Click here to see how we can serve you!

The new NOTE website offers a multitude of information and services

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

In this world of never-ending information on the information super-highway, sometimes the time spent looking for housing, current events and other services simply overwhelms those that are looking for valuable information.

The Note District website is here to help, providing a wealth of vital information in one, short, concise website that is filled with pertinent information.

The website list: housing options, current events, restaurants, services, and even the Airport Trax schedule and the Greenbike availability. is worth book-marking and marking as a valuable first resource. All of your housing and public transit information as well as fun-filled family and community activities located in one site, all at the touch of your fingertips.

YouthWorks Newsletter

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

Check out what our YouthWorks crew has been up to this quarter! Interested in the program? Click here for more info.

YouthWorks Newsletter Winter 2016 2

Westside Leadership Institute Spanish class in session

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

The Westside Leadership Institute Spanish Class is currently taking place at the Community Learning Institute. Twenty-seven students from diverse backgrounds are working on four projects (Immigration, Child Abuse, Adults attending post-secondary education and Substance Abuse) that will positively enhance the community. These projects will be completed by the end of March and each team will develop a presentation to seek sponsors and partnerships.

After graduation students are encouraged to apply for a matching grant through NeighborWorks Salt Lake and University Neighborhood Partners to kick off their projects.

Summary of program:

The Westside Leadership Institute (WLI) offers leadership workshops taught by University faculty and community leaders to support west side residents of Salt Lake City to become catalysts for positive change in their communities. WLI is organized as a partnership between University Neighborhood Partners (UNP), NeighborWorks Salt Lake and the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. We offer the Twelve-week Westside Leadership Institute course twice a year. Our Spanish curriculum runs from January-May and our English curriculum runs from September to December.


After graduation, the WLI connects these new leaders to local decision-making bodies, funding sources, and further support. Our graduates have gone on to chair PTA boards, join the boards of organizations like NeighborWorks Salt Lake and University Neighborhood Partners, participate in community councils, and work as advocates for their communities.

WLI at the U      WLI in class




Paint Your Heart Out 2016

28 April 2015 Written by Published in News and Updates

Are you a senior citizen who would like to have the outside of your home painted – at NO CHARGE to you?

Are you a disabled person who would like to have the outside of your home painted – at NO CHARGE to you?

Are you a low to moderate income family who would like to have the ourside of your home painted- at NO CHARGE to you?*Income restricted

If so, ©PAINT YOUR HEART OUT© may be just for you! On Saturday, August 13, 2016 community volunteers will join together to paint homes in Murray City and the Northwest quadrant of Salt Lake City.

Recipients of PAINT YOUR HEART OUT are typically unable to paint their homes for various reasons.

To qualify for this FREE program you must be 55 years or older or have a disability or be a low to moderate income family living in either Murray City or NeighborWorks® Salt Lake’s target neighborhoods in Salt Lake City’s west side.

If YOU or SOMEONE you know is interested in PAINT YOUR HEART OUT Please call Jessica Bahena at 539-1590 x112 or