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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

   
   
MARCH   2015  
   
   
  New Events with  Community Conversation, YouthCity After school program, Family Film Series, Free  tax preparation, Law clinics , and more!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL EVENTS

   
   
 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS, USE OF FORCE, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, Wednesday, March 18, 6-8 Pm

   
Use- Community members are invited to participate in the third of a series of dialogues created by Mayor Becker in response to residents concerns. Join policy makers to discuss the issues associated with the use of force, and in particular, officer-involved shootings.

Click here for more information in English and Spanish
   
   
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  
   
  TAX HELP! JANUARY 27 - APRIL 14
Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


VITA Tax season will be upon us before we know it! The Unity Center is hosting Community Action Partnership of Utah’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to provide tax
help for community members.

Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
   
  FAMILY FILM SERIES- SONG OF THE SEA
   
Song Saoirse is a child who is the last of the 'selkies': women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people.

She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey tithe sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.

FREE ADMISSION! An adult need to accompany youth under 16.

Click here for trailer


   
  YOUTHCITY
   
YC YouthCity fosters positive youth development in Salt Lake City by providing out of school opportunities
for social, emotional, skills, character, and citizenship development in an inclusive and caring environment.

Afterschool Program 3rd - 7th grade / Teen Program 8th - 12th grade.

Monthly fees range from $11.00 to $215.00 per month. Call 801-879-9678 for more information.
   
   
Legal FREE LAW CLINIC
 

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month for free legal tips and advice.
March 4th     @ 6 - 7 PM
March  18th  @ 6 - 7 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

MESTIZA/O ARTS AND ACTIVISM PRESENTS  ARTWORK/RESEARCH
MARCH 12-APRIL 6, 2015
     
Mestizo Featuring  THE #LOVEURSELFie Challenge
Spoken Word
MAA & Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Talk

Opening Reception on Thursday, March 12 from 6-8 PM

Click here for more information
 


   
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,
click here and 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:

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

 

   
     


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



   
 
 
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