City of South Salt Lake


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Fast Facts

  • 96.2% of Promise South Salt Lake funding is achieved through grants and philanthropic donations.
  • We host programs in eight Community Centers and six school-based Learning Centers.
  • We served 2,096 youth in Afterschool during the 2019-2020 school year. It is projected that 451 of these youth would have attended 90 + days, if programs hadn't been impated by COVID-19. 
  • We are one of 7 neighborhoods in the United Way of Salt Lake Promise Partnerships.
  • South Salt Lake is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse communities in Utah. We are home to one of the largest Refugee and Immigrant communities (25%) as well as the largest Asian and Asian American population (11%) in the state.
  • While 22% of the population lives in poverty, in most of our community’s schools, upwards of 90% of children qualify for Free or Reduced Price lunch.


  • From 2010-2019, juvenile arrests declined by 71% and on school days between 3 and 6 p.m., there was a 67% reduction in juvenile arrests.
  • In 2019, Teachers reported 74% of elementary and 67% of middle and high school students showed an improvement in in-school behavior. 
  • In 2019, Teachers reported 66% of elementary and 61% of middle and high school students showed an improvement in grades. 
  • In 2015, the Utah International Charter School graduated its first senior. In 2018, that number grew to 30 graduating seniors!

In the News

Utah Philanthropy Day: Edward Lopez - 2020 Heroes Award

National Afterschool Alliance: Deborah Peel Named NAA Next Generation Leader

National Afterschool Alliance: From Prevention to Diversion: The Role of Afterschool in the Juvenile Justice System (May 2020)

Utah Afterschool Network: Exemplary Program of the Year

Utah Ethical Leadership Award, Daniels Fund: 2019 Utah Ethical Leadership Award- Government

National Afterschool Alliance: City of South Salt Lake’s Kaylee Milliner Chosen to Be One of Just 15 ‘Afterschool Ambassadors’ in the Country This Year

Salt Lake Magazine: Make South Salt Lake Great Again 

The Salt Lake Tribune: South Salt Lake invests in helping refugees learn, succeed, and thrive in Utah - and it’s working


Deseret News: Interfaith Council “In Harmony Together” Sacred Music Event:

ABC News: Teen Tech Center Opens: 


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