Community Initiatives

Springville World Folkfest

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:30

The Springville World Folkfest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival to celebrate the traditional art and music of cultures around the world which is held every year in our very own Springville. The performers who come are from the countries they represent, they pay their own way to travel here, and stay with generous host families in the area. This year Folkfest week will be from July 28th to August 2nd, and each night will have 5 evening performances where each group will perform. The street dance on July 28 is a free performance at the Springville Museum of Art where the audience will learn and participate with some of the dances that the groups will be performing. During the Folkfest you can taste international foods, learn about other cultures, and mingle with the international performers.

To learn more about the Springville World Folkfest and how to become a host family click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah

Kimball Art Center

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:04

The Kimball Art Center offers free art exhibits and education throughout the year. The Center has several galleries that feature everything from exhibits that travel through the nation to local up and coming artists. The Kimball Art Center also hosts a variety of great events throughout the year, one of the biggest being the Kimball Arts Festival. The Kimball Arts Festival happens every first week of August; this will be Friday August 1st through Sunday the 3rd in 2014. This artists who participate in the festival come from around the country and Canada, and are all chosen by a panel of jurors. There will be live bands during the day, concerts, at night, and enjoy the particpation of local restaurants in the festival. The festival caters to family members of all ages.

 

To learn more about the Kimball Art Center and the Kimball Arts Festival click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Now I Can Foundation's Run to Walk

by devinvs 28. March 2014 15:19

Now I Can is an organization that helps children with neurological disorders learn to maneuver their bodies through intensive physical therapy. The Run to Walk is a 5k and a one mile fun run on  Saturday, May 17th whose proceeds all go directly to help the physical therapy scholarships of the children in the foundation. The highlight of the event is seeing the progress and determination of the patients who are just learning to walk participate in any way they can. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the event, from the competitive runner to those who prefer a leisurely stroll.

To register for the Run to Walk, click here.

To learn more about the Now I Can Foundation, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Parenting | Utah

Project Read

by Eleven 28. March 2014 15:09

Project Read's mission is to improve literacy in the community. They work with anyone 16 and older whose reading and writing are below a 7th grade level. One of the greatest advantages of their program is that each student will receive an individual tutor with whom they will meet twice a week. The program as been going on for many years, and has been shown to allow for drastic changes in the lives of the students. Something that so many take for granted, is the key that many lack to be able to provide better for themselves and for their families.

To learn more about Project Read, click here.

To watch this episode of Community of Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Education | Financial Literacy | Utah

Foster Grandparent Program

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:40

The Foster Grandparent Program is a great way for seniors to help support and educate young children. Volunteers visit places like schools, development centers, and anywhere else love and support is needed. The program has proven time after time how benefitial it can be to a struggling child to feel the interest and support of an adult who will genuinely care and teach them. In addition to incredible chance to serve, the program also offers monthly stipends, events, meals and more. Many seniors are seeing how they can make a difference in these childrens' lives.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah


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