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News from Rosie’s Girls 2021 Camps!

News from Rosie’s Girls 2021 Camps!

Rosie’s Girls Camp is underway for the summer! It is so exciting to be back, offering in-person camps for middle school girls, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth.  This week, VWW is leading Rosie’s Girls in Essex, our third week of camp this month. Community partners have already hosted camp… Read More
Renovations underway on Career Resource Center at VT Women’s Prison

Renovations underway on Career Resource Center at VT Women’s Prison

By Heather Newcomb, VWW Program Manager Renovations have begun on a new career resource center at Vermont’s only prison for women, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF). Once the center is fully operational, all programming about career exploration, work-readiness, vocational trainings, and re-entry employment planning will be delivered in a single… Read More
Working to Improve Employment Outcomes for Justice-Involved Women

Working to Improve Employment Outcomes for Justice-Involved Women

By Heather Newcomb, Program Manager Vermont Works for Women’s Reentry Services support women transitioning out of incarceration, so they can successfully integrate with their community, gain employment, and thrive. We work directly with women as they plan for their release from Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF), meet them upon their… Read More
Exploring the Trades through Virtual Job Shadows

Exploring the Trades through Virtual Job Shadows

By Alison Spasyk, AmeriCorps VISTA member Throughout the winter and early spring, Vermont Works for Women organized a series of virtual job shadow events to highlight careers in the trades and other non-traditional fields for women. Each event featured a local company or employer, and a live tour or pre-recorded… Read More
Community Re-entry Services for Justice-Involved Women 2020 Report

Community Re-entry Services for Justice-Involved Women 2020 Report

$196,000 of CARES Act funds employment and support services; sustained state funding needed for ongoing successful reintegration Being unemployed is one of the top predictors of recidivism. And yet women leave incarceration without a state-issued ID, a reference from their job in the facility and the necessary executive… Read More
Empower Women and Girls Today

Empower Women and Girls Today

To our community: Our VWW team includes 14 women, 12 children, 26 pets, and 5 counties. Our hours are unpredictable, our meetings are mostly on screens from kitchen tables and makeshift office spaces, and our laundry is at our feet – yet our organization is needed more than ever. Read More
Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Economic inequities compound when race and gender intersect

Policies need to center women of color Vermont Works for Women has launched a social media empowerment campaign to shed light on the economic disparities Black women experience, elevate policies and practices that focus on improving economic outcomes for Black women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and amplify the voices… Read More
Using Life Experiences to be a Guiding Hand for Others

Using Life Experiences to be a Guiding Hand for Others

By Susan Lyons, VWW Regional Re-Entry Support Specialist I spent my eighteenth birthday in the penthouse suite of a five-star hotel in Denver, Colorado, eating lobster tails and drinking Cristal champagne. I was on top of the world! Excited to be starting my freshman year in college – as far away… Read More
Vermont Works for Women hosts weekly virtual workforce discussion panels

Vermont Works for Women hosts weekly virtual workforce discussion panels

10/16/2020 update: The panels are now held bi-weekly on Mondays from 1-2 pm, with the next on Monday, October 19, and the following on Monday, November 2. Please contact Program Manager Missy Mackin mmackin@vtworksforwomen.org to participate. 7/2/2020 update: Throughout June, VWW virtual discussion panels have tracked the changing landscape of… Read More