Providing high quality out-of-school-time and after school community events for West Valley City families and students, resulting in increased opportunities for learning.

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Senator Orin Hatch’s Assistant Jessa Reed visits CEP programs June 8

Senator Orin Hatch’s Assistant Jessa Reed visits CEP programs June 8

Jessa Reed representing Senator Orin Hatch visited CEP afterschool summer programs June 8 at 3 of our 23 partner schools – Hunter High, Stansbury Elementary and Kennedy Jr. High. Jessa spent 5 hours learning about afterschool programs in West Valley City.  She learned about the importance of […]

“I love Afterschool Because” letters from Silver Hills Elementary Students

“I love Afterschool Because” letters from Silver Hills Elementary Students

Silver Hills students wrote “I love afterschool because letters” to the community    

Tennis & Tutoring Program at Hillside Elementary with West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow and T&T Director Angie Keeton

Tennis & Tutoring Program at Hillside Elementary with West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow and T&T Director Angie Keeton

Representative Mia Love’s Assistant Laurel Price visits CEP program April 26

Representative Mia Love’s Assistant Laurel Price visits CEP program April 26

Robert Frost Elementary Afterschool Program coordinators invited Congressional Representative Mia Love to visit their program.  Laurel Price, Rep. Love’s District Director, visited on April 26.  She listened to stories from parents and students about the benefits the program has on their lives and education.  Ms. Price […]

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

Click here to watch the video (KUTV) For hundreds of students at Monroe Elementary in West Valley City, the final bell doesn’t signal the end of the school day. Almost a third of Monroe’s 650 students participate in the school’s 35 extracurricular activities, which include […]

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

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SALT LAKE CITY — Among the programs President Donald Trump’s new budget blueprint would slash is funding for after school programs for low income students throughout Utah.

“I was devastated. How can you abandon the future of children in America?” said Margaret Peterson, Executive Director of the Community Education Partnership in West Valley City.

Peterson’s agency runs after school programs in 19 schools in West Valley City, serving 5,000 students this year.

“It would mean 5,000 kids this year would lose academic tutoring,” Peterson said, adding that 300 employees would lose part-time jobs, and the only non-profit after school program in the city would be gone.

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

Click here to read the full article “…..Margaret Peterson, who directs after-school programming for 23 public schools in West Valley City, cringes at the president’s call to kill the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports academic enrichment for primarily low-income students. The West […]

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

Dry Creek Charity and Community Education Partnership form Mini Grant Program 11 Applications Awarded – 2015, $17,500 for Mini Grant Projects 13 Applications Awarded – 2016, $17,000 for Mini Grant Projects  

Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. High – new banner mounted on front of the school and second banner inside the front door – promoting afterschool.

Hunter Jr. High Field Trip

Hunter Jr. High Field Trip

Hunter Junior High’s field trip to the Utah Museum of Natural History.


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Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. High – new banner mounted on front of the school and second banner inside the front door – promoting afterschool.

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA Separation

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA Separation

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA separation at Rolling Meadows

KUED Reading Night

KUED Reading Night

University of Utah Channel KUED – Reading Family Night at Hillsdale Elementary