- Promise SSL
- Community Programs
Promise South Salt Lake recognizes the importance of family and community engagement as an essential element to achieve long-term, sustainable, and improved outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, decision-making, and implementation.
Our family engagement efforts include families in activities and programs that promote youth development, learning, and wellness; including planning, development, and evaluation. We engage families as essential partners while providing services that encourage youth's learning and development, nurture positive relationships between families and staff, and support families. When families are engaged, partnerships are created that have a common focus – helping youth grow and thrive. Family engagement is a shared responsibility of all those who want youth to succeed in school and in life to work together to prepare youth for success.
In our community engagement efforts we work collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people to bring about environmental and behavioral changes that will improve the health of the community and its members. This work involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practices.
Family Liaisons are frontline staff who work with families from diverse backgrounds and have a close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a liaison between social services and the community to facilitate access to resources and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. They build individual and community capacity by increasing knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, and advocacy. Family Liaisons are available to support families and youth to thrive in South Salt Lake and can help facilitate access to various community resources and programs.
For more information on the Family Liaison Team or to get support email Ana Garcia or call at 801-573-1155.
The Co-Op is Promise South Salt Lake’s newest effort. Opening in fall of 2022, this is our first program that focuses on emerging adults and beyond, especially those transitioning into new learning, jobs, careers, or business ventures. For many, this means not just changing a job, but getting support along the way with things such as housing, childcare, basic needs, and other support services.
The Co-Op is a space for City residents, community members, groups, and partner organizations to connect, work, learn, and grow. Located inside the Columbus Center, The Co-Op includes 9,000 square feet of workspaces, reservable private meeting rooms and equipment, classrooms and event spaces.
For more information on The Co-Op email Abram Sherrod or call 385-443-3547
For information about events and programs please visit The Co-Op Website.
Our City-wide structure includes nine councils, each of which specializes in an important aspect of our community. These groups meet regularly to network, assess, build community capacity, plan programming, advise activities, and drive the action that “moves the needle” on creating better lives for the entire community. Community members are encouraged to get involved. We visualize this work as a neighborhood reminding us that thriving communities build both physical and social infrastructure and so everyone in our community can see themselves as part of this work.
For more information about our councils and to get involved email the Promise South Salt Lake Councils.
Promise SSL provides emergency resource pantries where any community member can get items they need including: food, school supplies, hygiene items, and other household / basic needs items. The pantries are staffed by the Promise SSL Family Liaison Team and serve as a first stop to get basic items while then working with individuals to connect them to other resources, programs, and supports as needed.
Visit our Promise Pantries at:
- Central Park Community Center (2797 S 200 E) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to Noon
- Historic Scott School (3280 South 540 East) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm
- The Co-Op (2530 South 500 East). Hours TBD
For more information about our Promise Pantries email Ana Garcia or call 801-573-1155.