A Visit to Utah Community Action

30 Sep A Visit to Utah Community Action

Yesterday Utah Community Action was visited by several leaders from around the state who are dedicated to researching and combating intergenerational poverty. Our guests included Mayor Cherie Wood of South Salt Lake, Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson, Department of Workforce Services Executive Director Jon Pierpont, and Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox.

Utah Community Action CEO Erin Trenbeath-Murray led a large group of journalists and policy makers on a tour of our South Salt Lake Head Start and Central Kitchen facility. The group discussed the latest DWS report on intergenerational poverty, which you can read here. They also explored the way Utah Community Action is focusing not just on early childhood education, but also on addressing the needs and challenges of adults living in poverty in Utah.

Take a look at some highlights from this visit!

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ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY, VICTOR IVERSON AND JON PIERPONT

 

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AN ESL CLASS IN PROGRESS

 

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ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY AND HAYDEN SEELEY LEADING THE TOUR OF THE KITCHEN

 

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A NEWS CREW FILMS HAYDEN SEELEY AND ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY

 

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JON PIERPONT MEETS THE LATEST CLASS OF HEAD START STUDENTS

 

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JON PIERPONT PLAYS WITH HEAD START KIDS

 

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JON PIERPONT ADDRESSES THE MEDIA

 

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REPORTERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ENTER THE KITCHEN

 

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: DWS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JON PIERPONT, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SPENCER COX, UTAH COMMUNITY ACTION CEO ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY, SOUTH SALT LAKE MAYOR CHERIE WOOD AND WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER VICTOR IVERSON

 

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LT. GOV. SPENCER COX PLAYS WITH HEAD START STUDENTS

 

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LT. GOV. SPENCER COX GETS A HIGH FIVE FROM ONE HEAD START CHILD

 

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LT. GOV. SPENCER COX INTERACTS WITH HEAD START STUDENTS

 

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LT. GOV. SPENCER COX SNAPS A PHOTO OF THE KITCHEN CREW IN ACTION

 

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LT. GOV SPENCER COX ADDRESSES REPORTERS QUESTIONS

 

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER VICTOR IVERSON ADDRESSES THE MEDIA

 

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SOUTH SALT LAKE MAYOR CHERIE WOOD SPEAKS TO THE MEDIA

 

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ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY INTRODUCES THE UCA CENTRAL KITCHEN STAFF

 

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ERIN TRENBEATH-MURRAY AND LT. GOV. SPENCER COX ENTER THE HEAD START CLASSROOM

 



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