The University of Utah and the Ute Indian Tribe value their long and meaningful relationship. The University is committed to encouraging, inspiring and supporting tribal youth to lead healthy lives and to pursue post-secondary education. Toward this end, the Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement works actively with the tribe to create productive "pathways" that connects the University to the Ute Indian Tribe.
The Glendale-Mountain View Community Learning Campus (CLC) is located in the Glendale neighborhood and supports over 1,500 students, their families, and local community. The CLC operates as a Community School (Glendale Middle and Mountain View Elementary) and hosts an array of supports for family engagement, youth development, health services, after-school learning and adult education. The CLC is brought to life through the intersection community members, staff, partner organizations, educators and students who work creatively with local assets to remove educational barriers and build a healthy community.
The Office of Engagement supports this vision as an invested partner by providing Education Pathways Support in a variety of ways, particularly in the areas of adult education and youth development. Our Education Pathways Coordinator spends 20+ hours on site, working closely with partners & community to build meaningful relationships in order to create and improve existing opportunities.
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The Education Pathways Coordinator provides free educational planning and advising for students or community members by meeting with them in their own community (English\Spanish). Whether looking to enter college, or complete high school, we will work with anyone regardless of where they are at in their educational journey. Some of the adult education programming and opportunities can be viewed in the visual.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or find out more, please contact Jarred Martinez at email@example.com or 801-974-1902.
In addition to one-on-one advising, the Pathways Coordinator works as a bridge-builder when relevant between various organizations, people and the University of Utah to create meaningful opportunities and increase their capacity at the CLC. With over 60 partner organizations, these connections and relationships are critical to the ongoing learning that happens at the site.
The CLC values reciprocal engagement opportunities, where interested partners or university students work together to create an environment and opportunity that goes beyond co-location or service learning. Current examples of these practices are the BEACON Scholars Reading Program, Diversity Scholar critical service learning, Westside Leadership Institute, and many others where investment in community and student learning is mutual.
If you are interested in creating a partnership to provide support, events, outreach and\or programming in one of the CLC areas that serves the community school mission, please contact Keri Taddie, the Glendale-Mtn. View CLC Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jarred Martinez (email@example.com) or call 801-974-1902.
Truth Cypher is a community collective with Youth Development programming at Glendale Middle School supported by the Office of Engagement's Education Pathways Coordinator.
The program meets with 7th and 8th grade Latinos in Action students weekly, introducing a variety of topics that explore culture, identity, racism, community and other topics. With support of the LIA instructor, Truth Cypher works to affirm student identity and experiences. We collectively reflect on and analyze the stories that these students bring with them, through art, spoken word, and poetry, to develop a critical and creative understanding of the world that is often disregarded in traditional public educational practices.
Additionally, these LIA students build relationships with Truth Cypher facilitators, who continue to encourage their growth outside of the class as well by connecting them to other resources as they leave the middle school.