Jai Macker, of South Burlington, recently joined the King Street Center Board of Directors, his term starting in late 2016. Jai serves as VP of Products at Dealer.com where he and his team work to help transform automotive retailing through the Digital Marketing and Retailing products and services. "Having lived in the King Street neighborhood, work just blocks away,
As shared by Dr. Andrea Green from the UVMMC Pediatric Immigrant Clinic with the Refugee and Immigrant Service Providers Network: "The recent national election brought fear to many immigrant families in Vermont. With the increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric, new Americans - refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers were distressed about their future in Burlington, Vermont, and the United States. What was
Stuck in Vermont's Eva Sollberger came to visit King Street Center to help celebrate National Mentoring Month! Mentor Tony Blake and his Junior Buddy, Caiden, showed Eva around the building, introduced her to King Street friends, and talked about the fun activities they do together each Thursday afternoon. Hear also from our Community Outreach Director, Gabriella Tufo Strouse, about the
Donors, volunteers, community partners, staff and kids make every day special at King Street Center. ALL of you deserve a high five for your dedication, time & support. At this special event, with autumnal drinks and hors d'oeuvres by Farmhouse (yum!) and music by Jesse & Dave from The Sways, we highlighted five special friends who made this year
A King Streeter since Preschool, Ahmed Adan, 9th grader at Burlington High School, was presented with the 2016 Jake Agna Award on October 18, 2016. Check out the photos on facebook. The Jake Agna Award was established in 2011 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jake Agna's Kids on the Ball program. Modeling all that Jake brings to the
Tyler Vendituoli is our Volunteer of the Month. We don't always post our monthly volunteer recognition (although maybe we should start), but Tyler's reflections are too great not to share & preserve. "I've been mentoring Kadar since he was in Kindergarten and two weeks ago he began 5th grade. Every Thursday at 3:45 I leave work and pick Kadar up. The majority of the time I find him at King Street, sometimes at his house and more then once he's been waiting outside the door of my work having come in search of me.
With thanks to our great friends at Dealer.com, a Haitian band called Lakou Mizik came to shake things up at King Street Center. Their magnetic, musical presence drew the kids right into their circle for an epic summer dance party. You can check out a video on our facebook page! Check out some of their curious, exuberant looks in this slideshow.
Matthew Campbell joined our Board of Directors in our July meeting. Matt is a Business Client Advisor at Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, responsible for the development and cultivation of large commercial clients. Matt also sits on the board of Vermont Children's Trust Foundation. Matt says, "The reason I joined the board of King Street Center is I wanted to be part of a dynamic