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U. opening new partnership center in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — University Neighborhood Partner, a department of the University of Utah, will celebrate the grand opening of the new 10,000-square-foot Hartland Partnership Center at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.

Located at 1578 W. 1700 South, the Hartland Partnership Center brings together U. faculty and students, nonprofit organizations and residents of west Salt Lake City to address economic, linguistic and social barriers.

The center has space for faculty, students, community organizations and residents to work together to address issues such as English language acquisition, family financial literacy, citizenship, after-school programs, employment skills, health care education and life skills training.

Current Hartland partnerships from the U. include the College of Social Work, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Family and Consumer Studies, College of Law, College of Education, College of Nursing, Division of Human Resources and the Physician’s Assistant Program.

Current community partners include the English Skills Learning Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, Bad Dog Arts, Because He First Loved Us, the Hartland Resident Committee, Mountain View Elementary School, Glendale Middle School and Splore.