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Racial Justice

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is a Black-led statewide organization.

They have many programs and initiatives to empower and support people of color.

Among them are:

  • Small business grants
  • Financial support
  • Personal assistance
  • Home and land ownership support

Find support here.

Services for Organizations, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s goal is to empower BIPOC organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources, community and talent to stimulate and sustain economic and social growth.

The Vermont Professionals of Color Network is ready to support BIPOC businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs through:

  • Networking
  • Professional support
  • Mentorship

Reach out here if you’re ready to take your idea or established business to the next level.

Services for Professionals

Vermont Professionals of Color Network aims to facilitate networking and career development for BIPOC professionals, expose employment opportunities, and increase knowledge and civic engagement in the BIPOC community. VTPoC creates opportunities for thought leaders and cultural and professional competence councilors to become advocates and ambassadors for the next generations of leaders of Color.

There are resources for people who are new to the workforce as well as those who have been working for a while. You can expect mentorship, leadership, and networking opportunities.

Ready to start making connections? Reach out to the VT Professionals of Color Network!

Services for Youth

Part of Vermont Professionals of Color Network’s mission is to build capacity for youth (16-22) of color to access educational and experiential opportunities, menteeship, college and early career opportunities.

Get in touch here!

Multicultural Youth Program

Tap into resources, services, and programs in the community to help continue on your dream education and life path. This program staffs a helpdesk at the Burlington, Winooski, and Essex High Schools and also has a Burlington Resource Center. Through Spectrum, you can access:

  • Youth conferences
  • A bike club & indoor soccer
  • Girls group
  • Academic support
  • Support for personal and wellness goals

Learn more here or at your high school’s help desk. 

BIPOC Mentoring

Young Black Vermonters ages 7-18 year old can find community support and safe spaces with Black adults. Services and programs include:

  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Affinity groups
  • Family events

Find community through Living Proof Mentoring.