Our Grassroots Leadership team exists to meet families where they live, work, and go to school. The team organizes opportunities for South Salt Lake and Kearns residents to have a seat at the table and take the lead. They do this by facilitating conversations, breaking down barriers between institutions and community members, and teaching families so that they feel confident exercising power in the decisions that are made for them and their children.
The City of South Salt Lake has an extensive grassroots network of staff that work directly with the community, such as family liaisons and after-school coordinators. Partnerships with Granite School District as well as United Way of Salt Lake’s community school directors create opportunities to interact with community members and involve them in leadership development opportunities.
The Grassroots Leadership team partners with a variety of organizations to promote discussion, community leadership, and community involvement. Learn more about their events and programs.
Editor’s Note: A portion of this blog was presented at United Way of Salt Lake’s 2019 United for Change event, where Abdi’s work with our grassroots leadership team was […]
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