On Monday, September 13, King Street Center welcomed an enthusiastic field of golfers to enjoy a sunshine-filled day at Burlington Country Club. This year marked 30 years of this special event, now named in memory of Bob Aldrich, a former King Street Center staffer and principal at Champlain Elementary School. We really appreciate all those who took the time
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From the desk of Deena Murphy, Education Director Over the last several years, King Street Center has developed a partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). From trail maintenance to farming, the work skills developed in this supportive atmosphere is a great opportunity for high school youth. This year we have 5 King Street Center teen girls participating
Exchange, The Early Childhood Leader's Magazine, named King Street Center's Early Education Director, Stacy Weinberger, one of its fifty-four 2021 Exchange Leaders! "Exchange Leaders thoroughly understand early care and education principles and practices, address diversity and equity, and are engaged in lifelong learning. They are grounded in their own work and are using their strengths and skills to make a
We were so pleased to meet Alison Novak of Seven Days for a lemonade at the start of this season. Alison was curious to know more about how kids are set up for success to work at the stand on the Church Street Marketplace all summer, but also other ways teens are staying busy & enjoying these sunny months.
As of April 1, Stacie Fagan steps into the role of Board Chair at King Street Center. "I'm honored to lead the Board of Directors during King Street Center's 50th anniversary year. The Center's focus on providing high-quality care, after school programs, and experiences that help kids and teens explore who they are and what they bring to the
Dear King Street Center Friends, After fourteen years at the helm and nearly three decades of service overall, King Street Center’s Executive Director Vicky Smith recently announced she will retire later this year. Her leadership has been bar none and this news certainly marks a milestone for the organization. She’s shown courage, creativity, and endless commitment to the kids
The cancellation of the 2020 VT FEED Jr. Iron Chef Competition was the first sign that the COVID-19 pandemic was getting real. Getting back into the kitchen this winter has been a gift to the Teen Program at King Street Center. We were so glad to recently welcome Seven Days Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Melissa Pasanen, to spend
From the Preschool Classroom: by Emily LaMothe When planning our preschool curriculum at King Street Center, we work together as a team and consider a lot of different pieces. Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming to include all the ideas, plans, and necessary parts. I have come to think of curriculum planning like cooking. It’s a big recipe
King Street Center honors a community partner, donor, volunteer, staff member and youth at the 5th annual King Street Center High Five Awards on Thursday, November 19 from 7-8 pm. Get all the details on the event page! Community Partner Honoree, Burlington School Food Project Youth Honoree, Hawa Aden Volunteer Honoree, Josie Lisaius Staff Honoree, Myle Truong Donor Honoree,
King Street Center is pleased to announce that Luis Calderin has joined our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to welcome his energy & experience. Founder & Creative Director of OKAY!! OKAY!!, Luis shares, “I am honored to join the King Street Center Board because of the tireless and meaningful work they have done in this wonderful community of ours