Word on the Street

Word on the Street…

…is where you can read our unfolding story – all the latest goings-on, accomplishments and activities happening inside & outside of King Street Center.

Welcome, Carol Boardman


Carol Boardman was voted in as the newest member of King Street Center's Board of Directors at their April 2017 meeting. Executive Director Vicky Smith says, "Carol and her family have been part of the fabric at King Street Center for many years. We've loved having her children volunteer in our programs - her boys were a magnet every

Thank you for your Board service!


At their April meeting, King Street Center's Board of Directors bid farewell to two long-standing members. Collectively, their contributions to the life and evolution of King Street Center are quite remarkable. Please be sure to show your appreciation to Chuck as he greets audiences at the Flynn and to Chaska when you see her on the tennis court! Chuck Ginsberg

Do you Vew-Do?


In King Street Center's Tutoring Program, kids are paired up with fantastic volunteers from throughout the community to work one-on-one toward academic goals. Familiar with these efforts, Dr. Erika Senft Miller and her daughter, Anna Senft Miller, reached out to teach us about their Empowered Learning Method. They taught us how bodies and minds are connected, and how the

UVM Men’s Soccer Team brings their A-game to King Street Center


University of Vermont Athletics Reports: UVM men's soccer team used Monday's holiday as an opportunity to give back to the community. The Catamounts spent the afternoon with kids at the King Street Center. (See Link Here.) The afternoon consisted of various activities using soccer balls including four square, basketball, keep-away and even a few soccer games. "There were a lot

Jai Macker joins Board of Directors


  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

2016 High Five Awards – a great event!


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

Ahmed Adan wins the 2016 Jake Agna Award


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

“Only Make” Internship


  Seven Days' shares the great back story of our arts & media internship! 'Only Make' Interns Bring a Benefit for King Street Center By KYMELYA SARI

King Street, the Rabbit, and one mentor’s reflection…


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.

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