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Mission Statement

The Sorenson Unity Center engages our neighbors to create opportunities, build community pride and enhance livability in Salt Lake City.

The Sorenson Unity Center operates under the Salt Lake City Department of Community and Economic Development.

Please Click here to download the Center's 2013-2014 annual report

Check out this video about the Jordan River Youth Ambassadors, a Sorenson Unity Center partnership with YouthCity, SLC Parks and Public Lands, Intel Computer Clubhouse, Splore, Jordan River Community Initiative and Hartland Community Adopt-a-Trail.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for a print-out of the map or swing by the Center to get your copy

 


MAY   2015  
   
  New Events for the month of May. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL EVENTS

Click here for pictures of past events

Click here for computer programming
   
   
Special Events

 

  SORENSON COMMUNITY FAIR: Thursday, May 28th, 5-8:30 PM
   
Coom-Fair Join us for our Annual Sorenson Community Fair and Get into the River Event. This year we have teamed up with Salt Lake City Parks and Publics Lands, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, and dozens of other partners to make this years’ fair bigger than ever!

Food vendors, service providers, health screenings, canoe rides and live music are all part of the  games will be set up at the Sorenson Campus (9th West and California Avenue) and across the street at Three Creeks Open Space. For more information contact us at 801-535-6533.  We are also looking for volunteers.

 
   
  NEW WORLD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: JULIUS CAESAR - May 1st - 10th
   
J-Ceasar 
For performance times and tickets, call 801-719-7998 or visit
www.NewWorldShakespeareCompany.com
 
   
   
  PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: PARKS, TRAILS, & OPEN SPACES
Tuesday, May 19th 3:00 - 7:30 PM

City_seal  Salt Lake City Corporation will be gathering input on parks, trails and open spaces in Salt Lake City. Join the conversation and make sure your voice is heard. This event is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office.
   
   
SEEDLING SWAP & MINI MARKET
Saturday, May 16th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
   
9thW-Market  The Seedling Swap brings together people with too many garden plants and people who need some plants for their gardens.
There will be some to sell, some to trade, and some for free.
People using a food stamps/EBT cards can purchase food producing plants with their cards. This event is sponsored by the 9th West People’s Market.
   
   
Community Resources  
  WEST SALT LAKE ASSET MAP
   
Asset In the summer of 2013, the Sorenson Unity Center began participating in a neighborhood asset mapping project in partnership with University Neighborhood Partners, Utah Community Data Project, and the Glendale Mountainview CLC.

The goal is to provide policymakers and service providers with a better understanding of key assets in Glendale and Poplar Grove  neighborhoods.

A brief summary of this information has been broken down by category and included in the report below:

Asset Map Report
   
   
  SALT LAKE DONATED DENTAL SERVICES
   
dd Patient Information Line:
Free Program Hotline: 801-983-0345
Discounted Program: 801-972-2747

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday:
9am-12:30 pm  & 1:30 pm-4pm
Thursday-Friday: 9am-12:30 pm
   
   
Community Events  
   
   
  COMPUTER WORKSHOPS WITH THE SLC PUBLIC LIBRARY
   
slc Downloadable Library Materials:
Friday, May 8th,  10 -11:30 PM

Excel Budgeting:
Friday, May 15th,  10-11:30 AM, A

Call 801-535-6533 to register.  FREE and OPEN to the public
   
  FAMILY FILM SERIES- THE BOXCAR CHILDREN: Friday, May 29th, 6PM
   
  This animated-feature, based on the classic book series, tells the story of four orphaned and homeless siblings who happen upon an abandoned boxcar which, with a little creativity and hard work, gradually becomes their home.
FREE ADMISSION!

Adult supervision required for children under 16. Sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

 



   
  YOUTHCITY
   
YC From June 10 to August 18, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. It’ll be a summer of fun with community service, computer, film making, visual arts and  much more!
Teen Programming  from 12-5 pm.

After school Program until May 21st,  3rd - 7th grade and  Teen Program 8th - 12th grade.
Fees range from $11.00 - $430.00 per month for 3rd-7th grade and Teen Program is FREE.

To register stop by the Sorenson Unity Center front desk,  or call 801 879-9678
www.youthcity.com
   
   
Legal FREE LAW CLINIC
 

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for free legal tips and advice.
May 6th     6:00-7:00 PM
May 20th   6:00-7:00 PM
FREE and OPEN to the public
   
   
  HORIZONTE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES- FREE TUITION
MONDAY – THURSDAY, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
   
ESL Register for Horizonte’s English Language Classes. Sign-up with the instructor at any time, all levels taught.
Please bring a Driver’s License or Utility Bill for proof of address when registering.

Daycare available (3 hours free for kids 8 weeks — 8 years old between 9am—1pm.)

For more information, call 801-535-6533.
 
   
   
   
  TEEN MOM WORKSHOP
Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Teen-Mom
Are you pregnant or a mother under 18? Join our weekly support
group. Teen Success members benefit by earning $10 for each week of completed class, and $100 bonus for every 25 weeks attended!

Free snacks and childcare provided!
   
   
   
 

 

In Gallery

Stroll
'A Life-In-Progress' , Collected Works by Madisyn Jane DelPorto
From April 6th to May 31st 
Click here for more information

Grand Reception: Friday, May 15, 6-8:30 PM


 
 


   
Computer Centers

 

 

  Visit the Computer Center Page for Schedules 
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Community Gallery Call For Entries
Apply Now!!!


The Sorenson Unity Center Community Gallery promotes the cultural vision of Salt Lake City  residents and the global community.  The Community Gallery's exhibits help build unity by celebrating cultural diversity and identity.  The gallery offers an opportunity for local artists, community members and organizations to share their unique stories with a wide audience.

For proposal guidelines,
visit our gallery page
   

Rent Our Facility
for your next event

The Center’s Performance Theatre, Gallery Lobby, Reception Area, and Kitchen are available for rental space to the general public, community groups, cultural organizations, and local businesses. The space can be used for performances, concerts, rehearsals, classes, meetings and private events.
For more information see the new
Rental Rates page or contact the Sorenson Unity Center Administrative Offices at 801-535-6533 or e-ail unitycenter@slcgov.com

 

Visit our services page for additional Center activities

or call 801-535.6533.

Past programming newsletters:

       
May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015
January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014
September 2014 August 2014 June 2014  May 2014

 

     
     


NOTE: SORENSON UNITY CENTER PARKING IS LIMITED; PLEASE CARPOOL OR USE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION.



   
 
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