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This is a testimony give by Alicia Cerasoli, a Youth Development Coordinator at Spectrum, during a recent legislative hearing about a bill which will create an Office of the Child Advocate in Vermont. My name is Alicia Cerasoli. I have lived in Vermont my entire life and am a current resident of Burlington. I join …
Hate, fear and racism have once again led to violence and killing in America, this time in Georgia, this time directed towards members of the Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities who identify as women. These recent tragic deaths are part of a disturbing trend, with AAPI hate crimes having surged 150 percent over …
We’re opening a Drop-In Center for teens and young adults in downtown St. Albans on March 8, 2021 at 223 Lake Street. Modeled after our Burlington location, the Center will be open weekdays from 10am – 6pm, offering free lunch and dinner, showers, laundry, mentoring, coaching, and activities to youth ages 14-24. Want to get …
Since that initial video, Alison and Mohamed have collaborated with 7 local organizations to create and disperse informational videos of trusted community leaders speaking about the pandemic in different languages.
This is a recent speech given by Sam Bolz, a Spectrum staff member that works in the Burlington Drop-In Center, during a KidSafe Legislative Forum. It was so genuine and powerful that we wanted to share his humble words publicly as well. “The vast majority of the youth that we serve are “transition-aged,” people who …