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Community Voices is the University Neighborhood Partners annual magazine. The publication features partnership stories, partner profiles, financial data, information about our neighborhoods, and much more. Want to check out our latest or previous issues? Click on the images below to download from our archive.

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These reports from UNP and the University of Utah offer guidance and information about community engagement and community-based scholarship and community engagement more broadly.
In It Together report cover
In It Together, 2021
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UNP Network Evaluation 2021-2022
Anti-Oppressive Trauma Informed Pedagogy, 2021
Anti-Oppressive Trauma-Informed Pedagogy, 2021
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UNP Network Evaluation 2020-2021
Civic Action Plan: Phase 1, 2007
Guide to Re-Imagining Family-School Partnerships, 2012
Re-Imagining CLCs, 2016
West Salt Lake Asset Map, 2014
West Salt Lake Asset Map, 2014
Community Building Recipe Book, 2012
Community Building Recipe Book, 2012
Thailand Project Report, 2008
Thailand Project Report, 2008
Guidelines for Community Based Research, 2007 Report
Guidelines for Community Based Research, 2007 Report
Facilitating Mutually-Beneficial CBR, 2007 Report
Facilitating Mutually-Beneficial CBR, 2007 Report
Through community-engaged research, UNP-Supported Partnerships have produced a wealth of knowledge for academic and general audiences. Below, highlights from the UNP bibliography are organized by topic area, with links as available.Download Full Bibliography
Arts & CultureArt Sign Project. (2015). Signs along the Jordan River created by Hartland Community 4 Yotuh and Families, the Jordan River Commission, YouthCity, Utah Association for the Deaf, Splore, and local artists, led by Justin Johnson of Justified Ink. Read more:

Chacón, R. & the Justice-Memory-Activism Team. (2019). Justice-Memory-Activism. Portable youth mural. Salt Lake City, UT.

Davidson, P. C. (2016). Diego's Dream. Film from Humanities in Focus program.

Hunter, R., Liese, H., Burns, K., & Mai, T. (2011). Art and social justice: An interdisciplinary framework for community-based teaching and research. AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy, 2(1), 48-62.

Kuttner, P. J. (2019). Rethinking the public role of museums: Year one of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts ACME Initiative. Salt Lake City: Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Quijada Crecer, D., Cahill, C., Gonzalez Coronado, Y, Martinez, J. (2018).“We the people”: Epistemological moves through cultural praxis. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies.

Sabogal, J. (2018) Este Barrio No Se Vende/This Neighborhood is Not for Sale. Public mural, Salt Lake City, UT. Created from a partnership with the Office of Equity and Diversity, the Women’s Resource Center, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Mary W. Jackson Elementary School.

Smith, Y. J. (2018). Traditional dance as a vehicle for identity construction and social engagement after forced migrationSocieties, 8(67),

Smith, Y. J., Stephenson, S., & Gibson-Satterthwaite, M. (2013). The meaning and value of traditional occupational practice: A Karen woman's story of weaving in the United States. Work, 45(1), 25-30.

Stephenson, S. M., Smith, Y. J., Gibson, M., & Watson, V. (2013). Traditional weaving as an occupation of Karen refugee women. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(3), 224-235.

Community-Based Research Methods

Alemán, E. Jr., Delgado Bernal, D., & Mendoza, S. (2013). Critical race methodological tensions: Nepantlain our community-based praxis. In M. Lynn & A. Dixson (Eds.), Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education (pp. 325–338). New York: Rutledge.

Antunes, A., Cachelin, A., Fitisemanu, L., Folau, M., Hart, S., Kuttner, P., & Salcedo, A. (2022). Establishing Principles for Community-Based Research: Story & Power in the Community Research Collaborative. Metropolitan Universities, 33(3), 52-68.

Brown, B., Munro, S., & the Community Research Collaborative. (2007) Facilitating mutually-beneficial community-based research: A report to University Neighborhood Partners. Salt Lake City: University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah.

Cahill, C. (2007). Repositioning ethical commitments: Participatory action research as a relational praxis of social change. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 6(3), 360–373.

Cahill, C.; Bradley, M.; Castañeda, D.; Esquivel, L.; Mohamed, N.; Organista; J.; Sandberg, J.; Valerio, M.; and Winston, K. (2008). "Represent": Reframing risk through participatory video research. In M. J. Downing & L. J. Tenney, (Eds.). Video vision: Changing the culture of social science research (pp 2017–228). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Cahill, C.; Quijada Cerecer, D.; Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. ; González Coronado, Y.S.; Hernández Zamudio, J;  Martinez, J. ; and Reyna Rivarola, A. R.(2020) “Still We Rise”: Critical Participatory Action Research Towards Justice. In Datta, Hopkins, Johnston, Olson and Titles (Eds), The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies. Routledge.

Cahill, C., Quijada, D., & Bradley, M. (2010). Dreaming of … Reflections upon PAR as a feminist praxis of critical hope. Affilia: Feminist Journal of Social Work, 25(4)., 406–416.

Comunity Research Collaborative. (2021). In It Together: Community-Based Research Guidelines for Communities and Higher Education. Salt Lake City, UT: University Neighborhod Partners.

Delgado Bernal, D. (2007). La Trenza de Las Identidades: Weaving Together our Personal, Professional, and Communal Identities. In K. Gonzalez and R. Padilla (Eds.), Doing the public good: Latina/o scholars engage civic participation(pp. 135-148). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Delgado Bernal, D., Alemán, E. Jr., Morales, S., & Mendoza, S. (2019). Critical race feminista methodology: The challenges and promises of preparing graduate students in community engaged research. In N. Deeb-Sossa, Community-Based Participatory Research: Testimonios from Chicana/o Studies. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Diener, M. & Liese, H. (Eds.) (2009). Finding meaning in civically engaged scholarship: Personal journeys, professional experiences. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Flores Carmona, J. (2014). Cutting out their tongues: Mujeres’ testimonios and the Malintzin researcher. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, 6(2), 113–124.

Holzner, C., & Munro, S. (2005). Research as process: The not-so-great divide between community-based research and faculty productivity. In L. Silka (Ed.), Scholarship in Action: Applied Research and Community Change. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development; Office of University Partnerships.

Honors Think Tank on Social Change. (2010). Collaborating for Change: Community-Based Research and Political Advocacy. Hinkley Journal of Politics,11, 49-57.

Ishimaru, A. M., Rajendran, A., Nolan, C. M., & Bang, M. (2018). Community Design Circles: Co-designing Justice and Wellbeing in Family-Community-Research Partnerships. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 3(2), 38-63.

Ishimaru et al. (2019). Recasting Families and Communities as Co-Designers of Education in Tumultuous Times. National Education Policy Center.

Lac, V. T., Antunes, A. C., Daniel, J., & Mackey, J. (2022). What is the Role of Adult Facilitators in Critical Participatory Action Research? Employing Affective Labor While Navigating the Politics and the Perils Alongside Minoritized Youth Researchers. Educational Policy, 36(1), 142-168.

Community-Campus Partnerships

Alemán, E. Jr., Perez-Torres, J., Oliva, N. (2013). Adelante en Utah: Dilemmas of leadership and college access in a university-school-community partnership. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 16(3), 7–30.

Dostilio, L. (2019). Building Community Capacity via Place-Based Hyperlocal Engagement: A Report from the Field. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

Hunter, R., & Mileski, K. (2013). Emerging leaders project: Connecting university resources to community-based organizations supporting refugee resettlement. Advances in Social Work14(2), 613-628.

Hunter, R., & Molina-Avella, I. T. (2013). Shared Community: Leaders of Immigrant and Refugee Backgrounds Partner with Undergraduate Students for Social Change. AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy4(1), 79-93.

Hunter, R., Munro, S., Dunn, L., & Olsen, K. (2009), Bridging university and community: The power of collaborative partnerships for social change (pp. 289–311). In K. Mohrman, J. Shi, S. E. Feinblatt, & K. W. Chow (Eds.), Public universities and regional development. Sichuan University Press, China.

Kuttner, P. J., Munro, S., Byrne, K., & Schmit, K. (2019). The art of convening: How community engagement professionals build place-based community-university partnerships for systemic change. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23(1), 131-160.

Miller, P. M. (2007). “Getting on the Balcony to See the Patterns on the Dance Floor Below”: Considering Organizational Culture in a University–School–Community Collaboration. Journal of school leadership17(2), 222-245.

Miller, P. M. (2008). Examining the work of boundary spanning leaders in community contexts. International Journal of leadership in Education11(4), 353-377.

Miller, P. M., & Hafner, M. M. (2008). Moving toward dialogical collaboration: A critical examination of a university—school—community PartnershipEducational Administration Quarterly44(1), 66-110.

McAllister, L., Penn, C., Smith, Y., Van Dort, S., & Wilson, L. (2010). Fieldwork education in non-traditional settings or with non-traditional caseloads. In L. McAllister, M. Paterson, J. Higgs, & C. Bithell (Eds.), Innovations in allied health fieldwork education: A critical appraisal (pp. 39-47). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense.

Smith, Y. J. (2016). Fostering cultural Awareness through fieldwork with people from a refugee background. In S. Wells, R. Black, & J. Gupta (Eds.), Culture & Occupation: Effectiveness for Occupational Therapy Practice, Education, and Research (3rd Edition). AOTA Press.

Yates, J. J., & Acardi, M. (2019). Field Guide for University-Community Partnerships. Charlottesville, VA: Thriving Cities Lab, Institute for Advanced Culture, University of Virginia.

Environmental Justice

Cachelin, A., & Nicolosi, E. (2022). Investigating critical community engaged pedagogies for transformative environmental justice education. Environmental Education Research, 28(4), 491-507.

Cachelin, A. (Ed.). (2015). Savor: Stories of Community, Culture, & Food. Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Education Foundation.

Cachelin, A., Ivkovich, L., Jensen, P., & Neild, M. (2019). Leveraging foodways for health and justice. Local Environment, 24(5), 417-427.

Joyner, L., Yagüe, B., Cachelin, A., & Rose, J. (2022). Farms and gardens everywhere but not a bite to eat? A critical geographic approach to food apartheid in Salt Lake City. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(2), 1-22.

Health & Wellbeing

Clarkson Freeman, P. A., Penney, D. S., Bettmann, J. E., & Lecy, N. (2013). The intersection of health beliefs and religion among Somali refugees: A qualitative study. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 32(1), 1-13.

D’Agostino, E. M., Haroz, E. E., Linde, S., Layer, M., Green, M., & Ko, L. K. (2022). School-academic partnerships in support of safe return to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatrics, 149 (Supplement 2).

Dyer, J. (2016). Women in migration: Best practices in midwifery. In B. A. Anderson, J. P. Rooks, & R. Barroso (Eds). Best practices in midwifery: Using the evidence to implement change (2nd ed)(pp. 169–182). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Fowler, B., Bodson, J., Warner, E., Dyer, J. and Kepka, D. (2016). Poor HPV vaccine-related awareness and knowledge among Utah Latinas overdue for recommended cancer screenings. Journal of Community Health, 41(4), 825–837.

Smith, Y. J. (2017). Occupational justice & advocacy: Work with former refugees & asylum seekers at personal and community levels. In N. Pollard & D. Sakellariou (Eds.), Occupational therapies without borders (2nd Edition). New York: Elsevier.

Smith, Y. J., Cornella, E., & Williams, N. (2014). Working with populations from a refugee background: An opportunity to enhance the occupational therapy educational experience. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 61, 20-27.

Smith, Y., & Munro, S. (2008). Anthropology and occupational therapy in community-based practice. Practicing Anthropology, 30(3), 20-23.

Wright, C., Diener, M. L., Dunn, L., Wright, S. D., Linnell, L., Newbold, K., D’Astous, V., & Rafferty, D. (2011). SketchUp™: A technology tool to facilitate intergenerational family relationships for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 40(2), 135-149.

Wright, S. D., D'Astous, V., Wright, C. A., & Diener, M. L. (2012). Grandparents of grandchildren with autism spectrum disorders (ASD): strengthening relationships through technology activities. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(2), 169-184.

Housing and Homelessness

Byrne, K. (2021). Just practice for housing equality. In J. L. Finn (Ed.) The just practice framework in action: Contemporary case studies (pp. 69-80). Oxford University Press.

Canham, S., Garcia, I., Jones, S., & Rose, J. (2022). Webinar: The Impact of Decentralizing Homeless Services on Transportation and Mobility. National Institute for Transportation and communities.

García, I., and K. Kim. 2020. ‘I Felt Safe’: The Role of the Rapid Rehousing Program in Supporting the Security of Families Experiencing Homelessness in Salt Lake County, Utah. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17 (13): 4840.

Thriving in Place. Thriving in Place Website. featuring ongoing data collection about gentrification through surveys and focus groups. Salt Lake City.

Westside Studio. (2020). West Side Housing Plan: Planning for Affordable Housing and a High Quality of Life

(Im)migration & Resettlement

Bettmann, J. E., Olson-Morrison, D., & Wright, R. (2010). Attachment as a protective factor in adolescent refugees’ experiences of trauma. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 59(3), 571–576.

Byrne, K., Kuttner, P. J., Mohammad, A., Goldberg, E., & Magaña, G. R. (2018). This is our home: Initiating participatory action housing research with refugees and immigrant communities in a time of unwelcome. Action Research.

Cahill, C. (2010). “Why do they hate us?” Reframing immigration through participatory action research. Area, 42(2), 152–161.

Cahill, C. (2013). The road less traveled: Transcultural community building. In J. Hou (Ed.), Transcultural Cities: Border-crossing and Placemaking (pp. 193–206). New York: Routledge.

Cahill, C.; Alvarez Gutiérrez, L.; & Quijada Cerecer, D. A. (2015). A dialectic of dreams & dispossession: The school-to-sweatshop pipeline. Cultural Geographies. 23(1), 121-137.

Holzner, C., Jameson, K., Maloney, T., Abebe, B., Lund, M., & Schaub, K. (2006). The economic impact of the Mexico-Utah relationship. Salt Lake City: University of Utah IPIA & Consul of Mexico.

Mai, T., & Schmit, K. (2013). Creating political and social spaces for transcultural community integration. In J. Hou (Ed.), Transcultural cities: Border-crossing and placemaking.New York: Routledge.

Smith, Y., Schmit, K., Hunter, R., Nakamura, C., Pederson, D. (2008). Connecting past with present: Field research on the Thailand/Burma (Myanmar) border. Salt Lake City, UT: University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah.

Tecle, A. S., Byrne, K., Schmit, K., Vogel-Ferguson, M. B., Mohamed, N., Mohamed, A., & Hunter, R. (2018). Seeking Refuge: An Exploration of Unaccompanied Women, Minors from Somalia and Families from Pakistan Experiences of Services in Bangkok, ThailandAdvances in Social Work18(3), 1005-1022.

Tecle, A. S., Thi Ha, A., & Hunter, R. (2017). Creating a continuing education pathway for newly arrived immigrants and refugee communitiesJournal of Teaching in Social Work37(2), 171-184.

Youth Voices. (Fall 2021) Utah Immigration Stories. Art exhibit displayed at Marriot Library at the University of Utah campus, exploring history Muslim migration in the state of Utah.


Smith, L. F., & Stratford, B. (2012). DIY in Family Law: A Case Study of a Brief Advice Clinic for Pro Se Litigants. Journal of Law and Family Studies, 14, 167-221.

Smith, L. F. (2010). Fostering justice throughout the curriculum. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, 18, 427.

Leadership & Organization

Abarca, K., Edwards, K., Griffith, G., Pierucci, C., & Richardson, H. (2019). Assessing a nonprofit’s fund development. Report prepared for Comunidad Materna en Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Master of Public Administration.

Chacon, J., Cottrell, S., Hayes, S., Phillips, G., Tello, K., & Williams, A. (2017). Assessing a Nonprofit’s Internal Operations. Report prepared for Latino Behavioral Health Services. Salt Lake City, UT: Master of Public Administration.

Glendale Community Partnership. (2005). Understanding community participation in the Glendale neighborhood. Salt Lake City: University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah.

McMahan, K., Stout, S., Turner, S., & Valero, J. (2022). Strategic fundraising for a nonprofit startup: A report prepared for the Hakan Group. Master of Public Administration Program, University of Utah

Ward, C., Kastelan, K., Salas, M., Murguia, S, & Buie, Z. (2019). Assessing a Nonprofit’s Legal and Ethical Issues. Report prepared for Comunidad Materna en Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Master of Public Administration.

Valero, J. N., Lee, D., & Jang, H. S. (2021). Public–Nonprofit Collaboration in Homeless Services: Are Nonprofit-Led Networks More Effective in Winning Federal Funding? Administration & Society, 53(3), 353-377.

Valero, J. N., Saitgalina, M., & Black, R. A. (2021). Understanding the Nature of Non-Profit Incubators with Other Sector Incubators in the Founding of Social Change Organisations by Social Entrepreneurs. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 1-20.

Planning & Development

García, I. (2020). Cultural insights for planners: Understanding the terms Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx. Journal of the American Planning Association, 86(4), 393-402.

García, I. (2021). Leadership training as an alternative to neoliberalism: A model for community development. Community Development, 1-19.

García, I., & Jackson, A. (2021). Enhancing the Role of Government, Non-Profits, Universities, and Resident Associations as Valuable Community Resources to Advance Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (Editor). Societies, 11(2), 33

García, I., & Crookston, J. (2019). Connectivity and Usership of Two Types of Multi-Modal Transportation Network: A Regional Trail and a Transit-Oriented Commercial Corridor. Urban Science3(1), 34.

Guernsey, L., Prescott, S., & Park, C. (2021). Public Libraries and the Pandemic: Digital Shifts and Disparities to Overcome. New America.

Guernsey, L., Prescott, S., & Park, C. (2022). A Pandemic Snapshot: Libraries’ Digital Shifts and Disparities to Overcome. Public Library Quarterly, 1-21.

Public Lands Team & West Side Studio. (2020). Reimagine Nature: SLC Public Lands Master Plan: Engagement Window #1 Summary Report. Public Lands.

Westside Studio. (2016). Active and Public Transportation Connectivity between North Temple and Jordan River Parkway Trail [Video – won second place at National Institute of Transportation and Communities student video project].

UNP Honors Think Tank: Community and Change. (2009). Urban pioneers: Understanding and building community through telling and hearing stories. Community stories from residents of Salt Lake City’s west side neighborhoodsSalt Lake City: University of Utah.