We believe diversity is fundamental
to a strong and vibrant Vermont.
By intention and design, our program welcomes all people to participate.
We respect and affirm the dignity of each member of the community. Our only requirement is good intentions.
WHAT WE DO
We, a group of concerned (and engaged!) Vermonters, are seeking to complement the efforts in the State to close the Talent Gap in Vermont by helping retain new, newly returning, and existing Vermonters in the state by assisting them to get connected (or more deeply connected) to community.
Our goal is to create a diverse, inclusive network of folks that understand the need for Vermont to grow and retain great people and talent in our state. Our hosts love Vermont and want to share all that this wonderful state has to offer residents.
CONNECTING IN MEANINGFUL WAYS
New Vermonters, newly returning Vermonters, and existing adult Vermonters seeking to get connected to the community in Chittenden County and/or the Northeast Kingdom and build great lives here are invited to participate in the Vermont Welcome Wagon Project (VWWP). Participants will be paired with 2-3 local hosts for a single meeting – a dinner, a hike, a coffee at the lake, etc. – to share their ideas and networks for helping new comers. The goal is to accelerate the time it takes to “figure out” VT and get connected to our community in meaningful ways.