CEDO

Current Members

 

Questions about your service?  Contact Program Director Marcella Gange mgange@burlingtonvt.gov

 

 

CEDO's CONNECT Youth AmeriCorps program  supports and expands culturally appropriate youth programming to further the goals of Burlington's My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Initiative, formed to close the persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color (YoC), to support youth to complete high school level education, to successfully enter post-secondary education and the workforce and access chances for success. CONNECT Youth AmeriCorps will provide important resources, through AmeriCorps member service, to ensure that all young people reach their full potential in safer, healthier and more resilient communities, keeping youth on track and building bridges of opportunity. Our members receive training and provide direct service to support the program goals to expand culturally appropriate youth programming and family supports, to close opportunity gaps in education and career. Members strengthen connections for youth to skill building for education and career development, with outcomes of increased school engagement, or strengthened skills in STEM subjects leading to college or career in growth areas. Youth engagement in schools and in our communities, through expanded learning opportunities in and out of school, reduces risky behavior and leads to safer communities. Our members provide innovative responses to pressing community problems with city departments, state agencies, education institutions and nonprofit organizations in Burlington, Winooski, and surrounding areas of Chittenden County. CEDO's AmeriCorps State Program is your chance to put your ideas into action while learning new skills and making new connections.