On January 10, 2018, Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Councilmember Sam Granato, United Way of Salt Lake President and CEO Bill Crim shared remarks in celebration of Millcreek’s first birthday. At Utah’s newest city offices at 3330 South 1300 East, Millcreek, Utah 84106, Mayor Silvestrini officially announced the launch of Millcreek Promise, a community initiative, rooted in partnership to help all children and families to have opportunities for success.
The Millcreek Promise Initiative is a unique collaboration, with United Way of Salt Lake, their newly formed Millcreek Promise Leadership Committee and many additional partners still to join who will mobilize and support the success for all Millcreek youth and families through specific goals in areas of:
-Strengthening and supporting our local schools to maximize academic success and educational outcomes—envisioning all Millcreek youth as college graduates.
-Working together to create a safer, healthier community through resident engagement and support of local law enforcement and fitness and nutrition programs and health provider partnerships
-Enhancing the economic wellbeing of Millcreek residents who are unemployed or underemployed or that have had life experiences that have denied them from access to education or vocational training that would result in their being able to better provide for themselves and their families.
Millcreek Promise will work to change discriminating and inequitable community conditions to address barriers to education, health and safety, and economic wellbeing. This initiative will be a catalyst for youth success; creating opportunities, and mitigating issues facing many of the city’s young people and their families.
Millcreek Promise will accomplish its work through partnership, institutionalization of programs proven to get to the outcomes desired; through changes in policy, advocacy, local engagement, and supporting quality services and programs wherever they are within the city.
The Millcreek Promise program had a festive kick-off event in August to promote Millcreek’s initiative to help its underserved residents. The event, which was held at Maria’s Mexican Grill, offered guests the opportunity to learn more about the program, listen to insight from some members of the Program’s Leadership Committee, and of course, enjoy some delicious Mexican fare.
The results are in. Based on local, state and national data, the three greatest priority areas to improve the lives of Millcreek residents, and specifically residents who may need a little extra support in order to thrive in our city have been identified. The motto: “Building Community, Bridging Divides, Creating Opportunities and Helping Each Other” helps us to have a deeper understanding of the work ahead of our Leadership Committee and community.
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