As ?Mayor of Rutland, Vermont, Chris Louras is tackling big city issues like economic development, the opioid crisis and energy consumption. Eric Clemons interviews the fifth term Mayor at the Paramount Theater in Rutland for Comcast Newsmakers.
The Vermont Legislature, like many across the nation, is tackling issues of mental health, substance abuse and income inequality. Senate President Pro Tem, Tim Ashe, talks these and other VT top priorities and some of the ways Vermont is addressing them.
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Interview recorded October 26, 2017.
There's a wide variety of benefits available to veterans and their families in Vermont. Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs Director, Robert Burke, joins Nathan O'Leary to discuss how veterans can learn about benefits and receive help with navigating services.
An in depth conversation with Vermont Attorney General, TJ Donovan, about top concerns facing VT and the nation including criminal justice reform, immigration policy and campaign finance reform. TJ Donovan was elected in 2016 with more than 66% of the vote.
From 1919 to present day, YWCA Vermont helps women and girls thrive by providing access to opportunities for education and wellness; as well as growth and leadership; through its many programs and initiatives including Camp Hochelaga.
Interview recorded on October 26, 2017 at the University of Vermont.
YWCA Vermont is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Who We Are
Established in 1919, YWCA Vermont has been a voice for change dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and freedom for nearly 100 years. YWCA Vermont envisions vibrant, equitable and connected communities where women and girls thrive with access to opportunities for education, wellness, growth and leadership. Throughout all our programs, we ensure women and girls learn about healthy lifestyle choices, explore the intersection of race and gender, nurture environmental stewards and life-long learners. Our work is funded by our generous supporters and donors, Camp Hochelaga, our anchor program, grants, in-kind donations and amazing volunteers. We collaborate with partner organizations across Vermont to advocate for policy and systems change that will advance our mission and vision.
What We Do
Our anchor program is Camp Hochelaga, located on the scenic shores of Lake Champlain in South Hero, 30 minutes from Burlington, VT. Camp Hochelaga is a safe haven for 600-800 girls each summer from all over Vermont and the world, ages 6-17. Camp Hochelaga is an American Camp Association accredited camp and provides residential and day camp programs that offer opportunities to explore a wide range of activities intended to build character, self-esteem, self-confidence, and leadership.
In addition to camp, we are proud to join our sister YWCA's in organizing the annual Stand Against Racism and Week Without Violence campaigns, host a holistic women's retreat weekend, promote young leaders in STEAM topics with our Leaders on the Lake programs, and attend and facilitate forums and events on race and gender discrimination. Learn how you can get involved with YWCA Vermont today.