Getting Connected with Communities in Utah
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Posted by: Lucid Content Team
At Lucid, we are always on the lookout for meaningful ways to connect with people from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives in our community, and we’ve discovered that we’re not alone in those efforts.
We put together a list of active Utah-based groups and resources that can help you find a place for learning, socializing, and support. Whether you’re looking to join an identity-based group, build professional industry connections, or just love dogs, there are groups in Utah who share your background and/or interests.
Utah’s thriving business scene has earned it the nickname “Silicon Slopes,” and there is no shortage of career and business groups to help you further your professional development:
Business + socializing
Women in business
One in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year—these groups and courses offer assistance for those suffering and opportunities for individuals looking to help:
Passionate about preserving the environment, reducing waste, and keeping the air clean? Connect with these groups to get involved:
Looking for a group to practice a language with? Whether it’s your native language or you’re just starting to learn, check out these groups:
However you spend your free time, you can pursue your hobbies with a committed group in Utah:
- Backcountry skiing
- Board games
If you’re wanting to connect with other members of the LGBTQ community, including allies, there are a number of groups in the Salt Lake area for you to join:
- Utah Pride
- Queer Friends
- Salt Lake City Rainbow Girls
- SLC Reclaiming Spirit
- Encircle Together
- Salt Lake City PFLAG Chapter
- TEA of Utah (Transgender Education Advocates)
- Utah Women Unite
People of color
These groups are designed to bring people from shared ethnic backgrounds together:
- African American Social Group
- Hawaiian Cultural Center
- Utah Division of Indian Affairs
- Utah Women Unite
Religion is often a fundamental part of a person’s identity, and Utah has groups for you to connect with others who share your beliefs:
For a more complete list of religions of Utah, including contact information and locations, check out the Utah Valley Interfaith website.
Interested in volunteering for a good cause? Help people in Utah get out of poverty, feed the homeless, or help kids get a head start on their education:
- Circles Utah Valley
- United Way (find a location close to you with lots of local options)
- Kids on the Move
- Rescue Salt Lake
- Catholic Community Services of Utah - Immigration & Refugee Resettlement
- Communities United
- International Rescue Committee (Salt Lake City Office)
- Refugee and Immigrant Center
We hope you found a group on this list that you’re excited about—if you know of a group we missed, we’d love to add it to the list! Feel free to comment on this post with recommendations for additional affinity groups.
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