University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) brings together University and west side resources for reciprocal learning, action, and benefit... a community coming together.
University Neighborhood Partners sets out to redress historical inequity by understanding systemic barriers that have prevented access to higher education and to rewrite that history so that residents of the west side see themselves as holders andcreators of knowledge.
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:
- Increasing opportunities for youth through education
- Creating initiatives to expand and support community leadership and resident empowerment
- Strengthening health, housing, employment, business, safety, and environmental capacities