What is a Community School?
Oquirrh Hills has been proud to be officially recognized as a Community School since 2010. A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.
What is a United Way of Salt Lake Neighborhood Center?
This is a special partnership between United Way of Salt Lake and a school in which United Way of Salt Lake provides the school with “backbone support.” This helps to support the school by helping to align strategies, support shared measurement, mobilize funding, advance public policies and engage volunteers around student success.
Why Collective Impact?
As a community school, we believe that no one organization alone in isolation can solve complex community problems. Collective Impact requires that everyone work together in partnership – businesses, cities, government, schools, foundations, and nonprofit organizations – to tackle our most pressing challenges and develop lasting solutions.
If you have further questions, need help to identify available resources, or would like to know more about the services our school provides, please contact Stephanie Linton, Community School Director, at Stephanie@uw.org.