Joining the United Way of Salt Lake Team!

asiaby Asia Rikard
Community Investment Advisor

It has been five weeks since I joined the United Way of Salt Lake team as a Community Investment Advisor. I’d like to introduce myself and share with you what drew me to the great work United Way of Salt Lake is doing in our community.

I grew up in a small rural town in Oregon where advanced and equal educational opportunities were not often accessible due to location and resources. Through my schooling, I was fortunate enough to have positive mentors, both inside the classroom and in the community, that encouraged me to pursue further education and identify my potential. In college I began to recognize the influence those mentors had on my progression and wanted to find a way to contribute to the same development for others.

Here is a fun photo of me from my college graduation!

Here is a fun photo of me from my college graduation!

Why do I love working for United of Salt Lake? I am passionate about creating lasting changes and developing opportunities for all to improve. United Way of Salt Lake fulfills that desire 100% by making a promise to change the odds for children and their families and giving them the chance to succeed in school and in life.

It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that is bringing so many people and partners together to accomplish this goal. As I was once a receipt of similar efforts, I now am able to spread that message and invite others to invest in lives, in our community and invest in change.

Get involved and mentor or tutor someone in your community.

Get involved and mentor or tutor someone in your community.

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