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Welcome to Promise South Salt Lake

Promise South Salt Lake is an initiative of the City of South Salt Lake to provide dynamic, highly specialized community and out-of-school-time programming with academic and prevention focus at 14 neighborhood centers throughout the city. It is our commitment to give all youth in our community the opportunity to succeed in life. Our programs are free, open to all, and emphasize equity, diversity and putting children first. We provide safe, well rounded, data-driven programs guided by our three promises:

The work of Promise South Salt Lake began in 2008 in response to the murder of a young girl, Hser Ner Moo, in a housing complex that serves a large resettlement of refugee families. This tragic event rallied the community to push for additional programs and services, and through the leadership of Mayor Cherie Wood and partnerships with the South Salt Lake Police Department, United Way of Salt Lake, Granite School District, and the city recreation department, they launched an afterschool program and community center, named after Hser Ner Moo. Promise South Salt Lake has grown to become a holistic, community-wide initiative operating in 14 centers across the city. Serving over 1200 youth and their families each year, Promise South Salt Lake works to continue to honor Hser Ner Moo.

Community Programs

- FREE Summer Meals

  • Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen Meals are served Wednesday - Friday in August
    11:30am-1:30 pm at Fitts Park, 3050 S 500 E.
    Meals are free to anyone in the community.

- New Roots Farmers Market

  • Wednesdays, July 8 - October 7
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm at
    Central Park Community Center, 2797 S. 200 E. 

 For information about Promise South Salt Lake or other support, please email: promise@sslc.com.

 

About Us

“What I want for myself and my family, I want for every person in our community.” 

-- Mayor Cherie Wood

Why We Do It 

The work of Promise South Salt Lake began in 2008 in response to the murder of a young girl, Hser Ner Moo, in a housing complex where a large resettlement of refugee families lives. This tragic event rallied the community to push for additional programs and services. Led by Mayor Cherie Wood and assisted through partnerships with the South Salt Lake Police Department, United Way of Salt Lake, Granite School District, and the city’s Recreation Department, they launched an afterschool program and community center, named Hser Ner Moo Community and Welcome Center. 

Since its founding, Promise South Salt Lake has grown to become a holistic, community-wide initiative operating in 14 centers across the city. Serving over 4000 residents annually, Promise South Salt Lake hopes to continue to honor Hser Ner Moo by providing safe, well-rounded, data-driven programs that meet the needs of our community.  

How We Do It

Based on very specific research and the models of other successful communities, Mayor Wood and the Promise Team formulated goals— considering the work that is being done in other high achieving communities, but formulated with our children, families, residents, and seniors in mind. The promises, representing our highest hopes for our community, are

1. Every child has the opportunity to attend and to graduate from college.
2. Every resident has a clean, safe home and neighborhood.
3. Every resident has the opportunity to be healthy and prosper.

We envision a partnership between our schools, our families and communities working together to provide a safe, stable and secure environment that promotes and models respect, positive self-esteem, academic achievement, and communication while appreciating and affirming individual differences and a commitment to helping all children and youth be life-long learners

Promise SSL is a department of the city that is run with the support and partnership of United Way of Salt Lake, Granite School District, and over 100 other organizations.

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Contact Us

 

Phone: 801.483.6957
Email: promise@sslc.com