King Street Center launches its Academic and Career Initiative this fall. Designed to foster early goal-setting and planning in students’ academic careers, King Street Center aims to be a launching pad for job shadowing, internships, academic support and post-secondary education preparation. Seed money for this effort was raised from close friends of the organization in honor of Vicky Smith’s
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Cat Viglienzoni visited King Street Center to hear directly from new Executive Director, Shabnam Beth Nolan, asking about her future vision as well as outgoing Executive Director, Vicky Smith, and her proudest moments! Watch the full interview right here. https://www.wcax.com/2021/10/12/new-leadership-burlington-multicultural-youth-organization/
"... Now they have a new executive director. Her name is Shabnam Beth Nolan and today was her first day. She hopes to bring her life experience to this new role. 'Personally when I think about my own history, and my background, I am a first generation Iranian American,” Shabnam Nolan said. “I grew up speaking Farsi as my
Shabnam Beth Nolan starts October 11 as King Street Center's new Executive Director. She'll sit alongside Vicky Smith for the remainder of this month learning lots of important tasks, but also getting to know kids, their families, staff, and King Street Center partners. (Here is how to pronounce her name.) Most recently, Shabnam was the communications director for ACLU of Vermont.
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
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