Community Center

Building our home for
Lifetime Humanitarians-
Past, Present, and Future

Another year of unpredictability due to the pandemic has come and gone, but if you know about Youthlinc –the staff, the volunteers, the donors – you know these barriers can never stop the tremendous impact and momentum we have here in Utah and around the world.

This past year we received a tremendous $300K gift from Merrick Bank and a $125K gift from the Larry H and Gail Miller Family Foundation, which demonstrated their willingness to invest in Utah’s youth, especially refugee youth as they strive to make Utah their home and build successful lives here.  We will continue raising the necessary funds to make this community center a reality. We are still welcoming donations for this amazing project.

As you already know, Youthlinc is about thriving not striving so we continue to move forward with the hopes of building the new Community Center which will allow Youthlinc to offer many incredible benefits including but not limited to:


Youthlinc will provide an opportunity for instrument and voice lessons to refugee and other marginalized youth, taught by our volunteers

Outdoor Recreation

There will be a basketball court, soccer field, and other green space to augment our activity offerings to local youth 


Real Life curriculum will expand to include gardening curriculum and the garden will be a “model garden” where students plan, plant, care for, and harvest food

Women’s Empowerment Hub

Youthlinc’s approach to the empowerment of women and girls is through access to education. This hub will be a place for young women to have opportunities in STEM, coding, and entrepreneurship


At this lab, youth and adults will have opportunities for technology access, support for career building and technical training, and college-readiness

To date, we have raised over $1,600,000 for this project and our budget is $3,750,000. 

Over the past 22 years, Youthlinc has promoted our mission of creating lifetime humanitarians.  As we look to the future and at an ever-evolving and complex society, we are certain that an investment in this community space will foster opportunities for young people to continue to serve their community, connect with different cultures and people, and develop empathy— which is essential to the health and well-being of humanity.  

To learn more and donate to the Community Center please visit

Thank you


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