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Utah Community Action - Posted August 31, 2016
Heart of Our Community would like to express appreciation to the Utah Community Action Program for sharing inspiring client success stories from their six holistic programs: Early Head Start/Head Start, Nutrition, Adult Education, Weatherization, HEAT, and Case Management and Housing. Since 1965, they have served community members in the Salt Lake and Tooele Counties and now, with a new name, service area expansion, new partnerships and new opportunities. Click here to read more.
Staff Appreciation - Nancy - Posted August 31, 2016
Utah Community Action is proud of the extremely qualified and passionate staff they hire. An agency with over 450 current employees, UCA values the time and commitment of their most dedicated staff. We would like to take this time to highlight the accomplishments of one of their most tenured and appreciated staff members, Nancy Hobbs, who will retire in July 2016. Nancy Hobbs started with UCA in 1986 and has provided services in a variety of roles and positions. Click here to read more.
Alisha - Diversion - Posted August 25, 2016
Alisha came to the Road Home looking for a place to stay. She and her two boys were living with her uncle while she worked on landing a job, an apartment, and personal independence for herself and her family. After a verbal altercation with her uncle, he asked her to leave for a couple of days. Alisha indicated she had nowhere else to turn, so she came to the shelter door. While talking with the diversion specialist, Alisha began to realize she had several housing options available to her. Click here to read more.
Mwembo - Real Food Rising - Posted August 22, 2016
2015 summer crew worker Mwembo, a sixteen year old whose family came to Salt Lake as refugees, really struggled at first to take his job at Utah Community Action’s Real Food Rising seriously. He was often late, sometimes goofing off as peers in his crew were working hard in the hot summer sun. He struggled to listen and understand instructions and expectations. He earned a lot of violations in the shared standards everyone had agreed to as part of the job and was close to getting fired a few times throughout the summer. Click here to read more.
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