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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.

Veterans Readiness & Employment Program

Veterans Readiness & Employment Program (VR&E) is a program to support veterans finding and holding fulfilling careers. If you have been a service member and are living with a service-related disability, VR&E may be able to help with:

  • Connecting with and supporting post high-school education and training
  • Job searching
  • Resume and application coaching
  • One-on-one counseling

Get more information, check your eligibility, and apply for benefits here!

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!

Relationships, Education, Advancement, and Development for Youth for Life (READY4Life) Program

The READY4LIFE program serves immigrant youth ages 14-24 out of their office in Colchester. Youth in this program can expect:

  • Relationship education
  • In-depth case management
  • Support for a successful move into adulthood

Learn more about the program or connect with USCRI VT. 

Education & Transition Programs

Are you looking to find connection, clarity, and purpose in your life? Check out the programs offered by Mercy Connections. They offer a range of workshops to help Vermonters lead fulfilling and independent lives. Classes can help you build leadership skills, writing skills, or even prepare you for your American Citizenship Test.

Learn more or view the upcoming class and program schedule.

Justice & Mentoring Program

Find a mentor to support your successful re-entry into the community. Mercy’s mentors primarily support women in transitional periods in key areas of life including:

  • Navigating employment
  • Finding affordable and safe housing
  • Other areas of self-sufficiency¬†

Find a mentor today.

Youth Development Program

Find your path to independence in adulthood through education, employment, and other types of support. This program pairs a Youth Development Coordinator with a student who is or has been in foster care. Together, you will:

  • Get academic and career assistance
  • Find leadership opportunities
  • Access financial resources
  • Plan for your future after exiting foster care

Learn more about Spectrum’s YDP program.

Youth Development Program

Find a safe environment and build community at the O.N.E. Youth Center in Burlington. The center offers all youth:

  • A safe and fun afterschool environment¬†
  • Homework and job assistance
  • Field trips, workshops, and social services
  • Mentorship

Find out more about the ONE Youth Center and see their hours here.

Youth Development Program

The Youth Development Program supports young people who have ever been in State custody. It provides students with one-on-one to help with living an independent life through:

  • Education and career planning
  • Referrals to other types of counseling
  • Accessing healthcare and housing supports

Learn more about the Youth Development Program here.