The United Way of Salt Lake is a finalist for the National Civic League's All-America City Award for its efforts in improving third-grade reading results.
A coalition of partners submitted United Way's application for the award, according to the news release. They include: South Salt Lake, Clearfield, Salt Lake County, Park City, Granite School District, Park City School District, Davis School District and several nonprofit organizations. Of more than 120 applications from across the country, United Way of Salt lake is one of 32 finalists for one of 10 awards to be announced July 2 in Denver, Colo.
"We are thrilled to be listed among the finalists for this award," Deborah Bayle, president of United Way of Salt Lake, said in a news release. "Together with our partners, we have established a bold set of goals and strategies to level the playing field and change the odds for all children so that every child can succeed, every step of the way, from cradle to career."