Author: Haley Eckels

28 Feb Celebrating Black History with Children’s Books

By Juliana Avery In 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as Black History Month, chosen because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. He called it an, “opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout...

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06 Feb Fighting Food Waste

By Juliana Avery Utah Community Action’s Nutrition program is focused on health, education and self-sufficiency. We fight hunger in our communities by serving more than 4,500 meals per day to school children, even during summer break. Our Real Food Rising program uses sustainable farming methods to...

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08 Nov HEAT Gives Clients A Chance

In our service-oriented industry, it's sometimes tough to see the results of your work. Utah Community Action's non-profit partners will understand the term "compassion fatigue" - those of us on the front lines in the fight against poverty often experience secondary stress and trauma from...

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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,...

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15 Sep Community Spotlight: Eagle Scout Projects

Utah Community Action gets a tremendous amount of help each year from volunteers. In fact, over 4,000 people will participate in volunteer projects for our agency each year. Some folks come with corporate groups, a number are parents who volunteer in our Head Start classrooms,...

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30 Aug It Starts At Home

By Erin Trenbeath-Murray I recently had an enlightening conversation with the young Vietnamese immigrant mother who is an acquaintance of mine. She was telling me about her oldest child, a 5-year-old boy who was starting 1st grade in the fall. “I thought he was reading great!” she...

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15 Aug Get Ready for Bloom 2016!

The staff at Utah Community Action is in full Bloom mode, preparing for our annual gala fundraiser to benefit Head Start. It's an exciting time of gathering silent auction items, finalizing seating charts, preparing the show and making sure each detail will meet our guests'...

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We assist low-income families with services including Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, HEAT, Head Start, Nutrition and Weatherization to help them achieve self-reliance.