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Help Esperanza Elementary Pay For New Instruments

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on July 20
Utah’s first kids’ Mariachi band. (@downtownslc/Facebook)

Utah’s first kids’ Mariachi band. (@downtownslc/Facebook)

If you’re looking to help your community, look no further. Here are a couple of opportunities.

Esperanza Elementary Mariachi

Help Esperanza Elementary get their instruments back after they were burglarized. The school houses Academia Mis Raíces, which is a nonprofit that teaches Mariachi music to a group of 300 students. It’s estimated that $12,000 of equipment was stolen. Donations can be sent to their Venmo.

Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America’s Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City provides meals for youth ages 15-22 who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. You can sign up with a group of up to 10 to help prepare and serve breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Volunteers must be 16 or older.


YWCA Utah is looking for co-researchers to participate in a racial equity assessment. The study will help identify where resources are needed in order to combat inequity. Participants should live in Salt Lake County and identify as or be closely related to QTBIPOC (queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color). Those chosen for the role will be compensated.

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