Project Success Coalition has proudly served Utah since 1989, providing after-school and summer academic programs, cultural arts and awareness, health prevention education and advocacy, and community and economic development. Growing out of a grassroots community coalition, we pride ourselves on being one of the voices for our community in articulating, advocating, and addressing the needs of African Americans in Utah. Finding workable solutions and promoting community empowerment is at the heart of our work and we invite those interested in joining the effort to do so.
Project Success Inc: Offers a variety of programs for youth and families and the community in general. We work with our many partners to address gaps in services while looking for unique opportunities to develop innovative programs.
Cultural Arts: Our Cultural Arts Programs have been established to educate and celebrate the rich African and African American contributions to our state, nation, and the world. Blacks have been a part of defining Utah history and culture prior to the Mormon settlement. Project Success sponsors the Statewide Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) Festival, as the state’s largest African American event. We also sponsor a Community Kwanzaa Celebration and Kuumba African Dance & Drum.
Health Prevention Education: PS is home to the Harambee Tobacco Prevention Network and the African American Health Access and Awareness Project. The program goals are to reduce and eliminate health-related disparities among African Americans throughout the state, by providing a holistic approach to health and wellness. Our efforts focus on spiritual, physical, and mental well-being, tobacco prevention and cessation, mental health and awareness, infant mortality and birth outcomes, diabetes awareness, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The Harambee Youth Council serves as leaders and advocates to provide a voice for tobacco prevention and health.
Sister to Sister & My Brother’s Keeper: Sister to Sister provides a group setting for women to come together and share with each other while, My Brother’s Keeper, offers the same opportunity for men. The goal of these initiatives is to open the lines of communication and provide a safe environment for people to share, learn, grow and give back. Folk come together monthly, usually with a “pot-luck”, a book, a movie, or just conversation!
Community Outreach: One of our program highlights is the “Gift of Love” Annual Homeless and Low-Income Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. This event brings together many local organizations, churches, businesses and students to help mobilize, prepare and serve dinner to over 1200 people during the holiday season. Meals are also delivered to the home-bound and disabled. The “Gift of Love” also includes a clothing and food drive, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at Christmas along with new gifts and clothing for many families. Project Success also co-sponsors the Ogden NAACP Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, held each year on the federal holiday.