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NVU Grad Students Create Connections in Time of COVID-19

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A group of graduate students at Northern Vermont University (NVU) was in the midst of investigating rural poverty in Vermont for a class advocacy project when COVID-19 began spreading throughout the state, drastically "changing the world as we knew it." As a result of the pandemic, the group decided to shift its focus to something they felt was more socially relevant right now: promoting the mental well-being of Vermonters. To help accomplish this mission, they have created a website, Virtual e-Vermonter.    

Their goal for the site is to help Vermonters create social connections from home in order to be strong as individuals, as well as socially engaged and united as a community. Visitors to the site will find a Blog full of fun, creative, and inspiring activities; a calendar where music events, workshops, and classes can be accessed; links to resources for support; and a forum to share stay-at-home stories and tips.

The group shared, "One of the most important elements of well-being and health is connections, to community, resources, humans, and to art. During this time when we are told to be distant, it is our hope that Vermonters will maintain safe physical distance while remaining socially connected and inspired. Please visit and share this community site."

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The Vermont Community Foundation Promotes Early College at CCV with COVID-19 Recovery Funds

Today, the Vermont Community Foundation announced that it has partnered with the Community College of Vermont (CCV) to expand pathways to promising jobs for high school seniors across the state. To help the Vermont high school class of 2022 chart and start their career training, the Community Foundation will offer a total of $1,000 in stipends to each student who enrolls in CCV’s free Early College program to pursue certificates in one of three short-term career training programs: Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Graphic Design, or IT Service Desk Specialist. The funding is provided through the Vermont Community Foundation’s VT COVID-19 Response Fund.

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