A Program for Developing the Leadership Skills of Chicano/Latino Youth
This project aims to provide leadership skill training for high-school age Chicano/Latino youth living in the greater Salt Lake City area.
Supported by Comcast, the initial project began in 2010, took eighteen months, and provide training for fifteen young people to carry out a documentary project focused on Chicano/Latino leaders in Utah. Specifically, students conducted audio and video oral history interviews and took documentary photographs of selected leaders with the goal of shaping this material into an interactive website.
The Center for Documentary Expression and Art (CDEA) is dedicated to using the tools of documentary work—oral history, photography, film making, narrative writing, visual art, and music– to help Utahns look inward to better understand our state's past and present and to gaze outward to discover our multi-faceted connection to the nation and the world. CDEA creates and supports projects that examine and honor the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic identities of our nation's diverse population in forums wherein we can acknowledge differences, establish common ground, and hence, build community.
243 East 400 South, Suite 301
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
The United Way Women's Philanthropic Network is a member of the Utah Women and Girls Lead Advisory Committee. Through local events and programs they advocate and bring attention to the many issues facing women in home, in the community and education.
The Women's Philanthropic Network is a diverse group of women taking a leading role by investing in and influencing solutions to complex issues. We engage the power, wisdom, and generosity of women to create a stronger community today and for future generations. Women want their efforts to bring about community change, that's why members of the Women's Philanthropic Network invest their resources in support of United Way of Salt Lake's Welcome Centers and are now working on a new effort to further empower women through education.
257 East 200 South, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The members of SHEROES United led by Celeste Gleave, CEO of Fyve Star, Inc. are members of the KUED WGL Advisory Board and have been instrumental in gathering stories of everyday "shero" from women who have faced challenges in their lives and triumphed over different adversities. The stories will be crafted into interviews for use on air and online in social media and this website from November 2012.
SHEROES United seeks out woman who have gone through extraordinary experiences and recognize them for their efforts. They want to be a place where role models are identified and be instrumental in building a better tomorrow for the women of today.
SHEROES United honors women of all ages, race and situations who have come to the point of change and done great things in their life. "Many voices tell many stories. From these stories women find a role model, a story they identify with and the inspiration they need to make a change."
Many women all over the world are silent in fear, abuse, agony and addictions while thinking they are alone and unsure what to do with their lives. Simultaneously, many women have faced a turning point where they made a decision to leave an abusive situation, make a new start, or go forward among obstacles and pain.
1972 East Dan Drive
The University of Utah Gender Studies Program staff are members of the KUED WGL Advisory Board and the key organizers of the University of Utah Women Week Celebration in March of 2013. In partnership with KUED the program is hosting screening events for students and faculty on the University of Utah Campus through the fall and winter of 2012 culminating in the week of programming during Women's Week on Campus.
KUED in partnership with the Gender Studies Program is supporting their efforts in compiling films of relevance to students and supporting programming efforts on campus in March. The Young Women's Writing Exhibit and special session with the young women will be part of the week's events. A preview screening and discussion of the PBS special MAKERS and the youth produced elements by the student of Spy Hop Productions are also slated for inclusion.
Before changing its name to Gender Studies in 2002, the Women's Studies Program at the University of Utah had existed since the mid-1970s, making it one of the oldest programs in the U.S. From a humble start with a small group of dedicated faculty and students, the program grew considerably over the years. Today in Gender Studies, there are about a 100 majors and minors studying for undergraduate degrees, and about 30 affiliated faculty. Of this faculty currently eight are joint tenure-track appointments with Gender Studies and another academic department.
290 South 1500 East Room 218
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0442
The Girl Scouts of Utah are members of the Women and Girls Lead Advisory Group and have participated on several levels of the project.
The Girl Scouts of the United States are a national level partner of the project and locally have hosted events encouraging girls to explore their vast potential including the September conference "What Makes You Beautiful."
The day-long conference began with a screening of the documentary film MissRepresentation encouraging girls to think about the role media plays in the development and perceptions of young women.
Girl Scouts of Utah, Miss Media representatives are participants on the young women's writing workshop and we look forward to reading their submissions in the spring of 2013.
Girl Scouting gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do great things. Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To learn more about Girl Scout programs and projects in Utah Click Here
445 East 4500 South
Murray, Ut 84107
The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.
As an organization with a customer-first philosophy, we:
P.O. Box 526095
Salt Lake City, UT 84152
The Prosperity 2020 vision sets some lofty goals for Utah students in both public and higher education. Over the next decade, we want 90 percent of 3rd graders reading at grade level. We want 90 percent to be proficient in math and reading by the time they finish elementary school. And we want 66 percent of Utahns over the age of 20 to have either a college degree or a skilled trade certificate.
Salt Lake Chamber
175 E. University Blvd. (400 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
School Improvement Network believes that by providing teachers with quality, differentiated training, students will be able to master skills essential to their growth as individuals and to their participation in their communities. As teachers follow training that is practical, scalable, and measurable, they will find increased capacity to meet the growing needs of students, no matter their race, origin, language, or socioeconomic status.
32 West Center Street
Midvale, Utah 84047
The Sorenson Unity Center's mission is to serve as a community resource and gathering place where all cultures are celebrated and welcomed. The Center enhances lives through participation in visual and performing arts, education and community programs aimed at improving mental and physical well-being.
1383 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
The SLCC Writing Center is working with KUED to solicit stories statewide about the status and experience of woman in Utah today from any perspective. Stories can be submitted through Jan 30 of 2013.
KUED, the SLCC Writing Center, Girl Scouts of Utah, YWCA, the Sorenson Unity Center and University of Utah Go Girlz program hosted a one day workshop for young women ages 10 – 17 with author Bridget Cook. The young women learned about different forms of writing and how to formulate their ideas into either a poem, persuasive essay, journal or short story. These stories, along with images will be compiled into a book and photo exhibit that will travel across the state beginning at the Women's Week Celebration on the University of Utah Campus in March of 2013. A celebration will be held in April for the young women and their families in April of 2013 at the Sorenson Unity Center. The exhibit will remain at Sorenson for two months before moving on to additional venues in 2013.
To see how you can participate and learn more about the Writing Centers contribution to the project visit the SLCC Writing Center tab.
210 East 400 South Suite 8
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Spy Hop Productions is a nonprofit youth media arts and educational enrichment center located in the historic Art Space district of downtown Salt Lake City. Our purpose is to empower youth to express their voice and with it create a positive change in their lives, their community, and the world. Our mission is to encourage free expression, self-discovery, critical thinking and skilled participation via the big screen, the airwaves, and the web.
In an effort to achieve this, Spy Hop has established the following fundamental programmatic goals.
511 West 200 South, Ste. 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) links seven ethnically and culturally rich Salt Lake City neighborhoods with the University of Utah to create pathways to higher education. The partnerships address issues of race, ethnicity, religion, political views, and geography that are important to understand on the journey to higher education. Our mission actively develops campus-community partnerships focused on:
1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women. Honoring the complexities of women's identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through community and on campus programs, individual and group counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.
In collaboration with Women and Girls Lead the Women's Resource Center's Go Girlz Initiative has assisted in developing a writing workshop targeting young women ages 12-18 in the Salt Lake Community. Women and Girls Lead will also highlight Go Girlz participants art work and writings in an exhibit in the community and on the University of Utah's Campus in March 2013.
The Go Girlz Community Initiative is a program the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah developed over the past five years to target underserved populations, primarily minority, first generation, economically disadvantaged female students, grades 7-12, in the Salt Lake City school district, with the goal of early exposure to higher education. We view Go Girlz as an early intervention, early recruitment effort to address not only the goal of educating young women who have historically fallen through the cracks of public education, but also to address the stated goal of the University of Utah to recruit and retain women and minority students.
Who Can Participate?
In addition to working with middle school girls to provide programming that addresses early preparation for college and exposure to the University of Utah, we work with female high school students from across the Salt Lake valley. Essentially, if a high school student can arrange for their transportation to The University campus, they can take advantage of the services and programming that is offered by the Go Girlz Community Initiative.
The Utah Coalition of La Raza (UCLR) exists to provide a unified voice and to define and champion issues that promote the quality of life of the Hispanic community of Utah. UCLR is primarily an advocacy civil rights organization that provides education in issues such as economic development, immigration, and leadership development. The primary area of activity covers Wasatch Front, which includes the four counties of Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber. UCLR holds an annual conference to promote unified action and educate the broader community about Hispanic issues and concerns.
P.O. Box 389
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84110
The Utah Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through free community screenings and discussions, outreach programs, and visiting artists and professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film.
122 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Multicultural Affairs Office (MCA) was established to develop a culturally diverse outreach program for all ethnic communities. MCA recognizes the importance of developing relationships within Utah's diverse ethnic community in order to achieve its important vision and mission statement.
VISION: Strengthen and empower Utah's multicultural community by providing support and access to resources and services.
MISSION: Promote a climate of inclusion by facilitating strategic partnerships between the ethnic community, community leaders, state agencies, and state government to provide opportunities and resources that address the needs and concerns unique and common among Utah's ethnic population.
In partnership with KUED's 'Women and Girls Lead' Initiative, MCA will provide support while encouraging the inclusion of women and girls who represent Utah's multicultural community, those who represent diverse backgrounds whether it be cultural, demographic, or economic.
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Five gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA's exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.
Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Admission is FREE.801.328.4201
The mission of the Utah Women and Education Initiative is to be the catalyst for the implementation of the recommendations for the Governor's Women's College Task Force. It will serve as the “hub” to coordinate programs, services, networks, public relations, and efforts focused on moving more women in Utah toward attending college and obtaining degrees and certificates.
Board of Regents Building, The Gateway
60 South 400 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1284
Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business
800 West University parkway, MS 119
Orem, UT 84058-5999
Office: WB 225
Vox Creative, a nimble and aggressive shop where we pride ourselves on cutting edge creative and personalized client service. At Vox, we dedicate our whole team to the success of your project, committing to meeting and exceeding your expectations with our unique creativity, service and strategy.
1055 East 2100 South, Suite 201
Salt lake City, Utah 84106
Founded in 2007, the Salt Lake Community College Women's Business Institute (WBI) offers women entrepreneurs many resources to help them get started or improve their small businesses. The WBI offers one-on-one counseling, business development classes and workshops, market research, mentoring and networking, and are often no-cost or low-cost to the client.
9690 South 300 West 215 C
Sandy, UT 84070
The Women's Business Center provides entrepreneurs, young professionals and small business owners the critical skills, knowledge, tools and support necessary to increase their success and strengthen the economy.
175 East 400 South #600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Founded in 2007, the Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility and networking for women. The community is built for women who currently work for technology companies, and for those that may work for in technology roles in other market sectors. We provide leadership, resources and mentoring for women while maintaining a strong bond with the business community supporting avenues for top technology talent and visible sponsorship opportunities. We support women-owned and women-operated technology companies. We pride ourselves on recognizing women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology business and supporting them.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why; through the Y thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
3098 S. Highland Drive, Suite 440
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
The mission of Salt Lake County Library Services is to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers by responsively providing materials, information and services at community libraries located throughout the Salt Lake Valley and/or via the Internet.
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