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WCAX Covers: After-school programs concerned with COVID testing equity


Watch WCAX Coverage here! By Kevin Gaiss Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM EST|Updated: 3 hours ago BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The directors of some after-school programs in Burlington say they feel left behind in the new plan to manage COVID-19 in Vermont. They say between language barriers, fast changes in guidance, and inequitable testing options, they are feeling left having

WCAX Covers: After-school programs concerned with COVID testing equity2022-01-13T12:34:06-05:00

Immigrant and refugee communities left behind


Appeared in VTDigger Wednesday, January 12, 2022 This commentary is by Shabnam Nolan, executive director of the King Street Center; Christine Lloyd-Newberry, executive director of the Sara M. Holbrook Community Center; and Tanya Benosky, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. As we find ourselves in another phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are faced with

Immigrant and refugee communities left behind2022-01-12T12:42:31-05:00

Achieving Higher Education Goals Against all Odds – a look by Seven Days


Alison Novak speaks with King Street Center's Associate Director and Academic and Career Advocate, Yuol Herjok about how to help kids on their path to college and the challenges along the way. "One of the most challenging aspects of the application process, especially for families who speak limited English, Yuol said, is completing the Free Application for Federal Student

Achieving Higher Education Goals Against all Odds – a look by Seven Days2021-12-30T09:54:08-05:00

Jonathan Seaver joins Board of Directors


Jonathan Seaver of South Burlington, Vermont joined the King Street Center Board of Directors in November 2021. Seaver, employed by People’s United Bank as a Vice President in its Commercial Lending group, has a long track record of volunteering with the organization prior to this appointment. Beginning with King Street Center as a reading tutor in 2018, Seaver then

Jonathan Seaver joins Board of Directors2021-12-15T11:20:34-05:00

I AM KING STREET: Video Release! Celebrating 50 Years


The 2021 Youth Media Team presents: I AM KING STREET, WE ARE KING STREET Video footage by Alex Gordon, Kaung Kyaw, Calvin Millham-Berry, Jasper Martinez Editing by Jasper Martinez Technical, advising, and moral support from Driven Studio

I AM KING STREET: Video Release! Celebrating 50 Years2021-12-07T13:09:56-05:00

A Conversation: Roxane Leopold and Rick Davis


              As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, Vicky Smith had a video call with Roxane Leopold, former Executive Director, and Rick Davis, former Board Chair. Please enjoy the unedited (forgive misspellings) transcript of this call: Rick: Hey, by the way, Roxane and I, there's a name for the two of us. Partners

A Conversation: Roxane Leopold and Rick Davis2021-12-07T12:38:27-05:00

King Street Center Timeline


  Years ago, as part of a strategic planning session, former Executive Director Vicky Smith, along with the Board of Directors, sketched out an informal timeline of King Street Center's history. We share it here for posterity and celebration. Grassroots Inception Era - 1970s and early 1980s King Street

King Street Center Timeline2021-12-07T12:40:00-05:00

A Look Back with Michael Monte


In summer of 2021, King Street Center's Youth Media Team conducted a few interviews of staff, alumni, former staff, volunteers, and community members.  Like any good video, just snippets ended up in the final product. But, there were some historical reflections we wanted to hang on to as we think about King Street Center's 50th anniversary. Here's the unedited

A Look Back with Michael Monte2021-12-07T13:02:04-05:00

Ashish Gurung is presented with 2021 Jake Agna Award


December 1 marked the 10th anniversary of the Jake Agna Award at King Street Center. Established in 2011, the Jake Agna Award is presented annually to a King Street Center youth who exhibits a high level of leadership, engagement, curiosity, humor, teamwork and respect for self and others. Joe Ruggles, Teen Program Director, shared the following thoughts: "The Jake Agna Award is

Ashish Gurung is presented with 2021 Jake Agna Award2021-12-03T12:49:34-05:00

2021 High Five Awardees Recognized


King Street Center recognized five key awardees with the 2021 High Five Award, an annual appreciation of donors, volunteers, staff, youth, and community partners who went “above and beyond” to support the mission of King Street Center. Andrew and Amy Davis, of Jericho, serve as mentors, tutors, and used to even bring their therapy dog into the Preschool

2021 High Five Awardees Recognized2022-01-07T12:25:39-05:00
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