Member, CVABE Board of Directors

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE)
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Organization Description
Board members are a vital part of CVABE’s community. Our students, community members and staff in Washington, Orange and Lamoille Counties are committed to developing, evaluating and providing accessible literacy instruction for adults and teens. Our work is driven by the belief that a literate person has the essential key for self-understanding and for full and active membership in the world. Board members have the ultimate responsibility, stewardship and accountability for the organization’s dual focus that requires - providing basic education instruction for adults and teens while involving the entire community in the encouragement of their efforts. Board members advocate for the organization’s work wherever they can promote the progress of individual lives in the 47 communities served by CVABE and the state of Vermont as a whole. The CVABE Board is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

CVABE is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. We are a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization where all students, employees, and volunteers, are valued and respected. Our definition of diversity includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic status, disability and religious beliefs.

CVABE respects and values diverse life experiences and heritages and strives to ensure that all voices are appreciated and heard.

CVABE is committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion and to maintaining an environment with equitable treatment for all when:
• Offering and providing education services.
• Offering volunteer opportunities.
• Offering employment and advancement within the organization.

Board Terms and Term Limits
Three years (terms are renewable)
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
The board meets 6 times per year. Meeting are 2 hours each.
Stipends for Board Membership
No compensation is offered.
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Catherine Kalkstein
Point of Contact Email